We have witnessed a tremendous information technology revolution originated from the relentless scaling of Si CMOS devices. The conventional homogeneous scaling of silicon devices has become very difficult. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are promising to replace silicon as the channel material for high-performance electronics near the end of silicon scaling roadmap, with their superb electrical properties, intrinsic ultrathin body, and nearly transparent contact with certain metals. In this talk, I will cover recent CNT progress within IBM Research for extending logic roadmap as well as few examples for beyond logic applications, such as physical unclonable function and mid-IR to THz detection utilizing unique properties from CNTs.
Shu-Jen Han is a manager of Nanoscale Science and Technology group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is leading a research group working on the heterogeneous integration using low-dimensional nanomaterials to develop novel nanodevices, for applications such as post-Si electronics, optoelectronics, plasmonics, flexible and wearable electronics, and biosensing. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Sci. & Eng. and Ph.D. minor in Electric Eng. from Stanford University (2007), and a B.S. from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. Before joining IBM Research in 2009, he worked at IBM Semiconductor RD Center and developed 45 nm and 32 nm SOI logic technologies. He has over 80 technical publications with over 100 issued US patents.