Transplanting assembly of carbon-nanotube-tipped atomic force microscope probes

Soohyung Kim; Hyung Woo Lee; Sang-Gook Kim
May 2009
Applied Physics Letters;5/11/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 19, p193102
Academic Journal
Carbon-nanotube (CNT)-tipped atomic force microscope (AFM) probes were assembled in a deterministic and reproducible manner by transplanting a CNT bearing polymeric carrier to a microelectromechanical systems cantilever. Single-strand CNTs were grown vertically at predefined locations where each CNT was encapsulated into a cylindrical polymer carrier block. Double-layer carriers were used for controlling the release of blocks and the exposed length of CNT tips after the assembly. Much reduced complexity in assembly was achieved by transplanting individual CNTs to AFM probes, which could scan nanotrenches and biostructures with little probe artifacts.


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