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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1,† Number 4,† May 2009

Issue on Electrical & Electronics

Page(s): 32-36

Carbon Nanotubes Ė A Solution for Tera Hertzís IC Interconnect

†††††††††† Nisha Kuruvilla, and J. P. Raina

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Abstract

Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and bundled CNTs have emerged as promising candidates for future IC interconnect material due to their excellent inherent electrical and thermal properties. They will be an attractive solution for the resistivity and electromigration problems faced by traditional interconnects as technology scales into nanoscale regime. This paper makes an effort to evaluate the suitability of SWCNTs and bundled CNTs as futuristic Tera Hertz IC interconnects both at local and global level.† This study indicates that bundled CNTs will be an ideal material choice as Tera Hertzís IC interconnects.†

Index Terms

Carbon nanotube, interconnect, single walled carbon nanotube, contact resistance, performance analysis.

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