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Non-cryogenic cooled MWIR with swap-limited carbon nanotubes
Author(s): H. Szu; Y. L. Shen; J. Wu; K. Reinhardt
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Paper Abstract

For EOIR nanotechnology sensors, we elucidated the quantum mechanical nature of the Einstein photoelectric effect in terms of a field-effect transistor (FET) made of Carbon NanoTube (CNT) semiconductors. Consequently, we discovered a surprising low-pass band gap property, as opposed to the traditional sharp band-pass band-gaps. In other words, the minimum amount of photon energy shining in the middle of CNT is necessary to excite the semiconductor CNT electrons. The conduction electron will spiral in a steady over the surface to minimize the collision recombination when travelling from the cathode end to the anode end by the asymmetric semiconductor-metal (using Pd or Al) Schottky interface effect for read out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8058, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX, 80580P (9 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887539
Show Author Affiliations
H. Szu, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Y. L. Shen, The George Washington Univ. (United States)
J. Wu, The George Washington Univ. (United States)
K. Reinhardt, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8058:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering IX
Harold Szu, Editor(s)

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