Joselevich, Ernesto (2009) Self-organized growth of complex nanotube patterns on crystal surfaces. Nano Research, 2 (10). pp. 743-754. ISSN 1998-0124 (print version) ISSN: 1998-0000 (electronic version)
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The organization of carbon nanotubes into well-defined straight or curved geometries and arrays on surfaces is a critical prerequisite for their integration into nanocircuits and a variety of functional nanosystems. We review the recent development of a new approach to carbon nanotube organization based on self-organized growth directed by well-defined crystal surfaces, or ânanotube epitaxyâ. We identify three different modes of surface-directed growth, namely by atomic rows, atomic steps, and nanofacets. Particular emphasis is given here to the combinations of such surface-directed growth with external forcesâlike those exerted by an electric field or gas flowâfor the creation of well-defined complex geometries, including crossbar architectures, serpentines, and coils.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanochemistry|
|Deposited By:||M T V|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2009 12:04|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2009 12:04|
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