Three dimensional single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a simple fabrication method of creating a three-dimensional single-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) architecture in which suspended CNTs are aligned parallel to each other along the conventionally unused third dimension at lithographically defined locations. Combining top-down lithography with the bottom-up block copolymer self-assembly technique and utilizing the excellent film forming capability of polymeric materials, highly uniform catalyst nanoparticles with an average size of 2.0 nm have been deposited on sidewalls for generating CNTs with 1 nm diameter. This three-dimensional platform is useful for fundamental studies as well as technological exploration. The fabrication method described herein is applicable for the synthesis of other very small 1D nanomaterials using the catalytic vapor deposition technique.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lu, J; Yuan, D; Liu, J; Leng, W; Kopley, TE

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 3325 - 3329

PubMed ID

  • 18771331

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18771331

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-6992

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6984

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/nl801744z


  • eng