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|Yuting Zheng, Junjun Wei, Jinlong Liu, Liangxian Chen, Kang An, Xiaotong Zhang, Haitao Ye, Xiaoping Ouyang, and Chengming Li, Carbon materials: The burgeoning promise in electronics, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater.,(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-021-2358-3|
Current electronic technology based on silicon is approaching to its physical and scientific limits. When facing the compulsory choice of finding a practicable way of potential material alternatives for next generation electronics, carbon-based devices showing numerous superiorities (e.g., fast speed, low power consumption and simple process) combining with the unique nature of versatile allotropes of carbon element are unfolding the promise of upcoming electronics revolution. Now it is the time that carbon electronics are greatly advancing with not only developed preparation but also sophisticated design. In this perspective, the representatives with various dimensions, e.g., carbon nanotubes, graphene, bulk diamond, together with extraordinary performance are reviewed. Based on these members of carbon materials family, the associated state-of-the-art devices and composite hybrid all-carbon structures are also emphasized to embody their inherent dominances in the electronics field. Advances of commercial production with improved cost-efficiency and material quality as well as devices design are ongoingly accelerating to the bright future, and it is virtually even impossible to keep up with this burgeoning situation.