Stacked Self-standing Carbon Nanotube Forest Films utilizing Periodical Multi-layered (Fe/AlN)n Films

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A novel Carbon Nanotube structure, stacked self-standing carbon nanotube forest films achieved by a newly developed periodically deposited multi-layered (Fe/AlN)n film, are presented. Fe and AlN films were deposited on the substrate periodically by magnetron sputtering method in order to prepare (Fe/AlN)n multi-layered films. After the thermal CVD process, multi-stacked vertically aligned CNT forest films, looks like a Mille-Feuille, were grown on the substrate. Each stack of CNT films could be easily separated by hand. The novel CNT structure of the stacked self-standing CNT forest films is expected to be applied in the applications of thermal conducting sheet, electrical contact sheet, base substrate for bio applications, etc.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: June 18, 2012
Pages: 314 - 317
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5