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Title: Nanoporous carbon tunable resistor/transistor and methods of production thereof

In one embodiment, a tunable resistor/transistor includes a porous material that is electrically coupled between a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the porous material acts as an active channel, an electrolyte solution saturating the active channel, the electrolyte solution being adapted for altering an electrical resistance of the active channel based on an applied electrochemical potential, wherein the active channel comprises nanoporous carbon arranged in a three-dimensional structure. In another embodiment, a method for forming the tunable resistor/transistor includes forming a source electrode, forming a drain electrode, and forming a monolithic nanoporous carbon material that acts as an active channel and selectively couples the source electrode to the drain electrode electrically. In any embodiment, the electrolyte solution saturating the nanoporous carbon active channel is adapted for altering an electrical resistance of the nanoporous carbon active channel based on an applied electrochemical potential.
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Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA); Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT) (Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, DE) LLNL
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Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 05
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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United States

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