Multicomponent and Multidimensional Carbon Nanotube Micropatterns by Dry Contact Transfer
Authors: Yang, Junbing; Qu, Liangti; Zhao, Ye; Zhang, Qiuhong; Dai, Liming; Baur, Jeffery W.; Maruyama, Benji; Vaia, Rich A.; Shin, Eunsung; Murray, P. Terrence; Luo, Hongxia; Guo, Zhi-Xin
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 7, Numbers 4-5, April/May 2007 , pp. 1573-1580(8)
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Abstract:One of the critical aspects of nanotechnology is to assemble different nanoscale components into a single system. In such a multicomponent system, the overall functionality depends strongly on the precise location and structural characteristics of each of the constituent components. In this context, we have prepared multicomponent micropatterns of silica particles interposed within the discrete areas of aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes. The patterns were fabricated by dry contact transferring aligned carbon nanotubes onto a tape pre-patterned with a thin layer of gold structure, followed by region-specific adsorption of thiol-modified silica particles onto the gold surface from solution. The dry contact transfer technique has further enabled us to develop micropatterns of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes with interdispersed non-aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes and microsized carbon fibers sheathed with micropatterned aligned carbon nanotubes.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-04-01
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