Transplanting carbon nanotubes

El-Aguizy, Tarek A.; Jeung-Hyun Jeong; Yong-Bae Jeon; Li, W. Z.; Ren, Z. F.; Sang-Gook Kim
December 2004
Applied Physics Letters;12/13/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 24, p5995
Academic Journal
Current efforts of guided growth of carbon nanotubes alone cannot make large-scale and directed assembly of them. The nanopelleting concept overcomes this limitation by embedding carbon nanotubes in microscale pellets that can be transplanted readily. This technique includes vertical growth of carbon nanotubes, pellet casting, planarization, pellet separation, and transplantation. A specific manufacturing process is developed and tested with favorable results. This technology will enable directed assembly of carbon nanotubes in a long-range order.


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