Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 1206–1211 | Cite as

Percolation in networks of aligned SWNTs formed with laminar flow deposition

  • Qinghui Zhang
  • Pornnipa Vichchulada
  • Meagan A. Cauble
  • Marcus D. LayEmail author


Macroscopic networks of highly aligned SWNTs have been fabricated at room temperature by laminar flow deposition from aqueous suspensions. This deposition method allows the growth of a macroscopic two dimensional SWNT network through successive deposition cycles. AFM image analysis showed that each deposition cycle puts down a reproducible density of SWNTs, with the final density being directly proportional to the number of deposition cycles for a given solution. The macroscopic electronic behavior of these networks was characterized by DC conductance measurements taken after each deposition cycle. This showed that these networks could be described by two dimensional percolation models throughout the growth process.


Critical Exponent Percolation Theory Deposition Cycle Dimensional Network Sonication Power 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qinghui Zhang
    • 1
  • Pornnipa Vichchulada
    • 1
  • Meagan A. Cauble
    • 1
  • Marcus D. Lay
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NanoSEC)University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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