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Technologies to Achieve Carbon Nanotube Alignment

  • Zhifeng Ren
  • Yucheng Lan
  • Yang Wang
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Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Abstract

A massive number of CNTs can be in situ grown directly from reaction gases on substrate or ex situ aligned from as-grown random CNTs under various fields to preserve the strong anisotropic nature of individual CNTs. In this chapter, we introduce various techniques to fabricate CNTs along a certain direction. The morphology of aligned CNTs is illustrated and the fabrication mechanism of each technique is discussed.

Keywords

Atomic Step Nanosphere Lithography Individual CNTs Crossbar Array Catalytic Nanoparticles 
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Advanced Materials, Academy of Advanced OptoelectronicsSouth China Normal UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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