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Assembling nanoparticle catalysts with nanospheres for periodic carbon nanotube structure growth.

Authors
  • Chang, Chih-Hao
  • In, Hyun Jin
  • Takahashi, Satoshi
  • Deterre, Martin
  • Choi, Hyungryul Johnny
  • Gotrik, Kevin W
  • Barbastathis, George
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nanotechnology
Publisher
IOP Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 21, 2011
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
35301–35301
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/3/035301
PMID: 21149955
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have developed a novel method to grow carbon nanotubes in a periodic structure using a simple one-step self-assembly process. In this approach, monodispersed nanospheres are utilized to assemble smaller nanoparticle catalysts into an ordered periodic pattern. Using this process, we have grown carbon nanotube bundles into a honeycomb structure. The proposed method eliminates the need for lithography and material deposition, greatly reducing the fabrication complexity and cost.

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