Advanced Functional Materials

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18_17b/2008Inside Front Cover: Defect Tolerance and Nanomechanics in Transistors that Use Semiconductor Nanomaterials and Ultrathin Dielectrics (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2008)

The mechanics of solid nanostructures – ribbons, wires, membranes – can be important for their use in electronic and related systems. This colorized scanning electron microscopy image illustrates the ability of nanoribbons to span open trenches as discussed by Ahn et al. on page 2535. This behavior leads to improved electronic properties in transistors that incorporate gate dielectrics with pinhole or related defects, as shown in the inset data and schematic illustration.

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