USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers have developed a way to make flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuits that combine carbon nanotube thin film transistors with other thin film transistors that could one day replace silicon used in electronic chips.
The team of researchers combined carbon nanotube thin films with IGZO thin films to create circuits that work together to reduce power loss and increase efficiency. The addition of IGZO thin film transistors was needed to deliver the power efficiency to increase battery life. This new hybrid circuit could replace silicon in electronic chips since carbon nanotubes are more transparent, flexible and can be produced at a lower cost.
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