Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Chapter 2

Direct growth of carbon nanotubes on a plastic substrate

Authors: D. Carnahan, D. Esposito, I. Izrailit, A.V. Vasenkov

Affilation: CFD Resarch Corporation, United States

Pages: 226 - 229

Keywords: carbon nanotube synthesis, flexible devices, high radio frequency heating

Abstract:
The deficiency of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth on temperature-sensitive substrates such as plastic tapes impedes the further progress in CNT electronics. We report a novel method that is able to offer the solution by selectively delivering energy via high radio frequency heating to carbon atoms for their catalytic assembly into individual CNTs. Direct growth of CNTs on a flexible Kapton substrate was demonstrated. A mechanism of selective heating was discussed.

Direct growth of carbon nanotubes on a plastic substrate

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5
Pages: 976
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