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A new method to synthesize complicated multibranched carbon nanotubes with controlled architecture and composition

Wei, Dacheng and Liu, Yunqi and Cao, Lingchao and Fu, Lei and Li, Xianglong and Wang, Yu and Yu, Gui and Zhu, Daoben (2006) A new method to synthesize complicated multibranched carbon nanotubes with controlled architecture and composition. NANO LETTERS, 6 (2). pp. 186-192.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl051955o

Abstract

Here we develop a simple method by using flow fluctuation to synthesize arrays of multibranched carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are far more complex than those previously reported. The architectures and compositions can be well controlled, thus avoiding any template or additive. A branching mechanism of fluctuation-promoted coalescence of catalyst particles is proposed. This finding will provide a hopeful approach to the goal of CNT-based integrated circuits and be valuable for applying branched junctions in nanoelectronics and producing branched junctions of other materials.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Technology > Manufacturing processes for nanotechnology
ID Code:3846
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:21 Jan 2009 16:48
Last Modified:02 Mar 2009 11:00

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