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

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  • NL 16 1517_1522 Final Version

    Rights statement: Copyright © 2016 by the American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

    Accepted author manuscript, 1.33 MB, Word document

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1522
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016


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.

    Research areas

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

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