Controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on patterned substrates
Boey, Freddy Yin Chiang
Date of Issue2011
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have attracted great interest in the last two decades because of their unique electrical, optical, thermal, mechanical properties, etc. One major research field of SWCNTs is the controlled growth of them from the patterned catalysts on substrates, since the integration of SWCNTs into nanoelectronics and other devices requires well-organized SWCNT arrays. This tutorial review describes the commonly used lithographic techniques to pattern catalysts used for controlled growth of SWCNTs, specifically confined to horizontal direction. Advantages and disadvantages of each method will be briefly discussed. Applications of the SWCNT arrays grown from the catalyst patterns will also be introduced.
Chemical society reviews
© 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Chemical Society Reviews, The Royal Society of Chemistry. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1cs15045f ]