|United States Of America||Published Application||20230093984||03/30/2023||2021-147|
Additional Patent Pending
Bottom-up synthesized graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) have emerged as one of the most promising materials for post-silicon integrated circuit architectures and have already demonstrated the ability to overcome many of the challenges encountered by devices based on carbon nanotubes or photolithographically patterned graphene. The new field of synthetic electronics borne out of GNRs electronic devices could enable the next generation of electronic circuits and sensors.
The immediate application of this technology will be integration of GNR as highly sensitive parallelized sensors for biologically relevant systems including but not restricted to DNA sequencing, or high sensitivity detection of analyses (e.g. virus RNA).
Future applications include:
This invention overcomes one of the grand, formidable engineering challenges in graphene nanoelectronics technology: the controlled assembly of highly parallelized GNR electronic device architectures. The technological advancement makes it possible to access GNR-based functional materials and electronic devices for seamless integration with, as well as augmentation and outperformance of, current semiconductor nanotechnology.
Graphene nanoribbon, GNR, transistor