Facile "Scratching" Method with Common Metal Objects To Generate Large-Scale Catalyst Patterns Used for Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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Author(s)

  • Xiehong Cao
  • Bing Li
  • Yizhong Huang
  • Ting Yu
  • Zexiang Shen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1873-1877
Journal / PublicationACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume1
Issue number9
Online published11 Sept 2009
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A facile "scratching" method to pattern a catalyst with commonly used metal objects, such as blade, pen cover, tweezers, watchband, knife, key, clamp, and coin, was developed. The single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) networks and well-aligned SWCNT arrays successfully grew by chemical vapor deposition on the scratched catalyst patterns on Si/SiOx and quartz, respectively. This method provides an extremely simple and nearly zero-cost way to fabricate large-scale catalyst patterns used for controlled growth of SWCNT arrays, which could have potential applications in the fabrication of CNT-based devices. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

Research Area(s)

  • arrays, catalyst, chemical vapor deposition, scratching, single-walled carbon nanotubes

Citation Format(s)

Facile "Scratching" Method with Common Metal Objects To Generate Large-Scale Catalyst Patterns Used for Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. / Cao, Xiehong; Li, Bing; Huang, Yizhong et al.
In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 1, No. 9, 30.09.2009, p. 1873-1877.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review