Show simple item record Zhou, W Ding, L Yang, S Liu, J
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2011-06-21T17:26:24Z 2010-01-13
dc.identifier.citation J Am Chem Soc, 2010, 132 (1), pp. 336 - 341
dc.description.abstract Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted attention for their remarkable electrical properties and have being explored as one of the best building blocks in nano-electronics. A key challenge to realize such potential is the control of the nanotube growth directions. Even though both vertical growth and controlled horizontal growth of carbon nanotubes have been realized before, the growth of complex nanotube structures with both vertical and horizontal orientation control on the same substrate has never been achieved. Here, we report a method to grow three-dimensional (3D) complex nanotube structures made of vertical nanotube forests and horizontal nanotube arrays on a single substrate and from the same catalyst pattern by an orthogonally directed nanotube growth method using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). More importantly, such a capability represents a major advance in controlled growth of carbon nanotubes. It enables researchers to control the growth directions of nanotubes by simply changing the reaction conditions. The high degree of control represented in these experiments will surely make the fabrication of complex nanotube devices a possibility.
dc.format.extent 336 - 341
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Am Chem Soc
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1021/ja908414v
dc.title Orthogonal orientation control of carbon nanotube growth.
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-1-13 en_US
duke.description.endpage 341 en_US
duke.description.issue 1 en_US
duke.description.startpage 336 en_US
duke.description.volume 132 en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of the American Chemical Society en_US
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Chemistry
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 132
dc.identifier.eissn 1520-5126

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