Selected area deposition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes from solution
2007 (English)In: Carbon, ISSN 0008-6223, Vol. 45, no 14, 2732-2736 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A simple method is described for the area-selective deposition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) from solution. Selectivity is achieved by functionalizing the MWCNTs with groups that adsorbs preferentially on specific areas of a patterned substrate. Well-characterized octadecylester-functionalized MWCNTs are adsorbed directly from solution on to the substrate. The non-polar hydrocarbon chains interact more strongly with non-polar hydrogen-terminated Si surfaces than do polar oxide surfaces and this gives rise to area-selective adsorption of the MWCNTs on a patterned Si/SiO2 substrate. Potential applications of this method and its application for other types of patterned substrates are discussed.
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2007. Vol. 45, no 14, 2732-2736 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12777DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2007.09.037ISI: 000251870300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12777DiVA: diva2:40546