Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Surface with Controlled Structures

Abstract

Due to their excellent properties, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been regarded as one of the most potential materials for future applications in nanoelectronic devices. However, there is a huge gulf between production and applications. To meet the needs for applications, SWNTs’ chirality, metallic/semiconducting property and morphology should be controlled in the growth process. Together with our recent works, we present herein a brief review on the growth of SWNTs on surface with controlled structures, including 1) Cap engineering for SWNTs growth with controlled chirality; 2) Reaction activity diversity induced growth of semiconducting SWNTs; and 3) Combination of two growth modes for fabricating SWNTs on surface with controlled morphology.

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Zhang, J., Hong, G., Xie, L. et al. Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Surface with Controlled Structures. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1204, 201 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1204-K02-01

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