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Aligned carbon nanotubes: from controlled synthesis to electronic applications.

Authors
  • Liu, Bilu
  • Wang, Chuan
  • Liu, Jia
  • Che, Yuchi
  • Zhou, Chongwu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nanoscale
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
Oct 21, 2013
Volume
5
Issue
20
Pages
9483–9502
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/c3nr02595k
PMID: 23969970
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess superior geometrical, electronic, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties and are very attractive for applications in electronic devices and circuits. To make this a reality, the nanotube orientation, density, diameter, electronic property, and even chirality should be well controlled. This Feature article focuses on recent achievements researchers have made on the controlled growth of horizontally aligned SWNTs and SWNT arrays on substrates and their electronic applications. Principles and strategies to control the morphology, structure, and properties of SWNTs are reviewed in detail. Furthermore, electrical properties of field-effect transistors fabricated on both individual SWNTs and aligned SWNT arrays are discussed. State-of-the-art electronic devices and circuits based on aligned SWNTs and SWNT arrays are also highlighted.

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