Date of Award




Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Department of Nanoscale Science and Engineering


Nanoscale Engineering

Content Description

1 online resource (xv, 122 pages) : color illustrations.

Dissertation/Thesis Chair

Michael Liehr

Committee Members

Ji Ung Lee, James Hannon, Alain Diebold, Carl Ventrice


Carbon Nanotube, Graphene, Security Primitives, Statistics, Transistors, Transport, Nanoelectronics, Nanotubes, Chemical vapor deposition, Carbon nanofibers, Field-effect transistors

Subject Categories

Electrical and Electronics | Materials Science and Engineering | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Graphene is a one-atom thick planar monolayer of sp2-bonded carbon atoms organized in a hexagonal crystal lattice. A single walled carbon nanotube (CNT) can be thought of as a graphene sheet rolled up into a seamless hollow cylinder with extremely high length-to-diameter ratio. Their ultra-thin body, large surface area, and exceptional electronic, optical and mechanical properties make these low-dimensional carbon materials ideal candidates for electronic applications. However, adopting low-dimensional carbon materials into semiconductor industry faces significant material and integration challenges. There is an urgent need for research at fundamental and applicative levels to find a roadmap for carbon nanomaterial to become adapted for a commercial technology. One of the key challenges of developing carbon nanotechnology is to find a scalable method to place high quality carbon materials on the target substrates while preserving the materials quality. In this dissertation, I present our approaches to tackle some of the issues and the results of our study.