Controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on patterned substrates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5221-5231
Journal / PublicationChemical Society Reviews
Volume40
Issue number11
Online published28 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have attracted great interest in the last two decades because of their unique electrical, optical, thermal, mechanical properties, etc. One major research field of SWCNTs is the controlled growth of them from the patterned catalysts on substrates, since the integration of SWCNTs into nanoelectronics and other devices requires well-organized SWCNT arrays. This tutorial review describes the commonly used lithographic techniques to pattern catalysts used for controlled growth of SWCNTs, specifically confined to the horizontal direction. Advantages and disadvantages of each method will be briefly discussed. Applications of the SWCNT arrays grown from the catalyst patterns will also be introduced. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.

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Controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on patterned substrates. / Zhou, Xiaozhu; Boey, Freddy; Zhang, Hua.
In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 40, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 5221-5231.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 62 - Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)peer-review