Growth of millimeter-long and horizontally aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on flat substrates.


Journal Article

Millimeter-long and well-aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been produced on silica/silicon surfaces using the carbon monoxide chemical vapor deposition (CO-CVD) method. The orientation of the nanotube arrays can be well-controlled by the gas flow during the growth. The majority of the orientated SWNTs are straight and individual. The length of the nanotubes can be >2 mm for a 10 min growth. Furthermore, multidimensional crossed-networks of SWNT can be easily generated by multistep processes. These results present a great opportunity in the controllable production of organized SWNT arrays for large-scale carbon nanotube-based nanodevice fabrication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huang, S; Cai, X; Liu, J

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 5636 - 5637

PubMed ID

  • 12733894

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12733894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja034475c


  • eng