Lattice Directional Growth of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes Arrays

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2D arrays of single-walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) have been grown on Silicon substrates of both Si(100) surface and Si(111) surface by using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The two-fold growth symmetry on Si(100) and three-fold growth symmetry on Si(111) show preferred growing direction of carbon nanotubes along the lattice orientation of the underneath substrate.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: March 7, 2004
Pages: 225 - 227
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
ISBN: 0-9728422-9-2