Nanodrawing of aligned single carbon nanotubes with a nanopen

Talia Yeshua, Christian Lehmann, Uwe Huebner, Suzanna Azoubel, Shlomo Magdassi, Eleanor E.B. Campbell, Stephanie Reich, Aaron Lewis

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Abstract / Description of output

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are considered pivotal components for molecular electronics. Techniques for SWCNT lithography today lack simplicity, flexibility and speed of direct, oriented deposition at specific target locations. In this paper SWCNTs are directly drawn and placed with chemical identification and demonstrated orientation using fountain pen nanolithography (FPN) under ambient conditions. Placement across specific electrical contacts with such alignment is demonstrated and characterized. The fundamental basis of the drawing process with alignment has potential applications for other related systems such as inorganic nanotubes, polymers, and biological molecules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1522
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • molecular electronics
  • carbon nanotubes
  • nanochemical deposition
  • Raman
  • AFM
  • FPN


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