Penn Physicists’ New Manufacturing Technique Means Higher Quality Nanotube Devices

Major advances in materials science and nanotechnology promise to revolutionize electronic devices with unprecedented strength and conductivity, but those promises can’t be fulfilled if the devices can’t be consistently manufactured. Working on the nanoscale means the effects of even the smallest imperfections are magnified, but University of Pennsylvania physicists have developed a new printing technique that is effective at making carbon nanotube devices with minimal impurities.