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Nano Research

, Volume 5, Issue 7, pp 443–449 | Cite as

Ultralong aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on flexible fluorphlogopite mica for strain sensors

  • Muhong Wu
  • Kaihui Liu
  • Wenlong WangEmail author
  • Yu SuiEmail author
  • Xuedong BaiEmail author
  • Enge Wang
Research Article

Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are expected to be an ideal candidate for making highly efficient strain sensing devices owing to their unique mechanical, electronic, and electromechanical properties. Here we present the use of fluorphlogopite mica (F-mica) as a flexible, high-temperature-bearing and mechanically robust substrate for the direct growth of horizontally aligned ultra-long SWNT arrays by chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which in turn enables the straightforward, facile, and cost-effective fabrication of macro-scale SWNT-array-based strain sensors. Strain sensing tests of the SWNT-array devices demonstrated fairly good strain sensitivity with high ON-state current density.

Keywords

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) ultralong, aligned arrays fluorphlogopite mica strain sensing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Condensed Matter Science and Technology, Department of PhysicsHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.International Center for Quantum Materials, School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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