Formation of metal nanowires on suspended single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zhang, Y.; Dai, Hongjie; Hngjie Dai
November 2000
Applied Physics Letters;11/6/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 19
Academic Journal
Suspended single-wall carbon nanotubes are used as substrates for deposition of various metals by evaporation. Deposition of many types of metals normally forms discrete particles on nanotubes due to a weak interaction between the metals and nanotubes. However, continuous nanowires of virtually any metal are obtained by using titanium, a metal with strong interaction with carbon, as a buffer layer on nanotubes. The metal nanowires can be ≤10 nm wide with continuous length up to tens of microns. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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