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A study on AFM manipulation of single-wall carbon nanotube

Tian, Xiaojun and Dong, Zaili and Yu, Peng and Liu, Zhu (2009) A study on AFM manipulation of single-wall carbon nanotube. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 188 (1). 012016.

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As single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) has special electrical and physical property, it can be used as excellent material to construct various nano electronic device. However, in the fabrication process, the modification of size, shape and even the electronic property, especially to the metallic SWCNT, is a key problem to be overcome. Here a modified nanomanipulation technology based on atomic force microscope (AFM) is utilized to perform various kinds of SWCNT manipulation, such as SWCNT separation, catalyst remove, continual nano buckles fabrication and even stretch to break, thus to modify the size, shape and eventually the electrical property of the SWCNT. In addition, the manipulation results are analyzed based on the mechanical mechanism.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11319
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:01 Nov 2011 23:41
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 00:47

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