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Ultra-large-scale directed assembly of single-walled carbon nanotube devices

Vijayaraghavan, Aravind and Blatt, Sabine and Weissenberger, Daniel and Oron-Carl, Matti and Hennrich, Frank and Gerthsen, Dagmar and Hahn, Horst and Krupke, Ralph (2007) Ultra-large-scale directed assembly of single-walled carbon nanotube devices. NANO LETTERS, 7 (6). pp. 1556-1560.

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OOne of the biggest limitations of conventional carbon nanotube device fabrication techniques is the inability to scale up the processes to fabricate a large number of devices on a single chip. In this report, we demonstrate the directed and precise assembly of single-nanotube devices with an integration density of several million devices per square centimeter, using a novel aspect of nanotube dielectrophoresis. We show that the dielectrophoretic force fields change incisively as nanotubes assemble into the contact areas, leading to a reproducible directed assembly which is self-limiting in forming single-tube devices. Their functionality has been tested by random sampling of device characteristics using microprobes.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:3169
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:26 May 2009 17:06
Last Modified:26 May 2009 17:06

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