Carbon Nanotube Relay

By Sansiri Tanachutiwat1, wei wang2

1. College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA 2. CNSE, University at Albany

CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications

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In this tool, a behavior of carbon nanotube (CNT) mechanical relay is simulated. The relay consists of a CNT on conducting substrate and two electrodes on the left/right of a trench. The electrostatic force between the CNT and the electrode will pull the CNT to stick on the wall of the trench, and the electrostatic force on another wall will pull the CNT out of one wall to another. This tool will estimate the pull-in and pull-back voltages by consider the variation of CNT diameter and length.


Liu, M.; Yang, H.; Tanachutiwat, S. & Wang, W. (2009), Carbon Nanotube Nanorelays with Pass-Transistor for FPGA Routing Devices., in Alexandre Schmid; Sanjay Goel; Wei Wang; Valeriu Beiu & Sandro Carrara, ed., 'NanoNet' , Springer, pp. 57-63 .

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  • Sansiri Tanachutiwat; wei wang (2015), "Carbon Nanotube Relay," (DOI: 10.4231/D3SX6489F).

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