A Carbon Nanotube Inkjet-Printed Hybrid Circuit for Non-Conventional Computing

Steven D. Gardner, Md T. Islam, J. Iwan D. Alexander, Yehia Massoud, Mohammad R. Haider

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Abstract

Inkjet-printed technology offers a cost-efficient, low-energy, minimal footprint, and adaptable form of alternative computing. Inkjet-printed sensors and circuits use minimal waste, are often biodegradable and can be revised and/or reprinted in an additive manner. This report introduces a transistor-inspired inkjet-printed element with simulated CMOS hybridization as an early form of a more dynamical and non-linear computing element. Although the presented device has low functionality, the research efforts result in a step toward hybridized electronics that may be used for non-Von Neumann computing. The inkjet printed element was made by layering silver and carbon nanotube nanoparticles on paper and polyethylene terephthalate substrates in a way that mimicks the structure of a transistor. A mathematical modeling of the carbon nanotube element was made in MATLAB, then used in PSpice for analog behavioral modeling. The output was validated and used to design a hybridized linear dynamical circuit. Experimental data and simulation results show these early designs have usefulness in circuits and systems fabrication.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages373-376
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781538629161
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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