Nanostructured Materials and Devices


Polyimides with Fluorenyl Side Groups and Their Unusual, Unique Alignability of Liquid Crystals at the Film Surface

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Polyimides (PIs) have been widely used in the microelectronics industry as dielectric materials because of their advantageous properties. In the present study, we synthesized CBDA-FDA and its analogue, poly(4,4’-(9,9-fluorenyl)diphenylene pyromellitimide) (PMDA-FDA) and then investigated quantitatively [...]

Current-induced Breakdown of Carbon Nanofibers Under Vacuum and Atmospheric Conditions

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Current-induced breakdown phenomena of carbon nanofibers (CNFs) for the development of carbon-based interconnects are investigated to reveal current-carrying capacity and reliability of CNF devices. Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) techniques are developed to study the [...]

Controllable synthesis of patterned ZnO nanostructures based on the templation of plant cell walls

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A novel approach based on vapor-phase transport technique using Au-coated plant cell walls with metallic ions as the catalyst has been developed to synthesize ZnO nanostructures. It is shown that plant cell walls can serve [...]

Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: May 20, 2007
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications
ISBN: 1-4200-6182-8