TITLE

Aligning single-wall carbon nanotubes with an alternating-current electric field

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, X. Q.; Saito, T.; Yamada, H.; Matsushige, K.
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;6/4/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 23, p3714
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were highly aligned by an external electric field. The results suggest that the alignment of SWCNTs shows significant dependencies on the frequency and the magnitude of the applied electric field. The electric field with 5 MHz straightened out the SWCNTs and created highly oriented samples with fewer large particles. We also discussed the mechanism and applications. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4710224

 

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