Large-area, electronically monodisperse, aligned single-walled carbon nanotube thin films fabricated by evaporation-driven self-assembly

Tejas A. Shastry, Jung Woo T. Seo, Josue J. Lopez, Heather N. Arnold, Jacob Z. Kelter, Vinod K. Sangwan, Lincoln J. Lauhon, Tobin J. Marks, Mark C. Hersam*

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Abstract

By varying the evaporation conditions and the nanotube and surfactant concentrations, large-area, aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) thin films are fabricated from electronically monodisperse SWCNT solutions by evaporation-driven self-assembly with precise control over the thin film growth geometry. Tunability is possible from 0.5 μm stripes to continuous thin films. The resulting SWCNT thin films possess highly anisotropic electrical and optical properties that are well suited for transparent conductor applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalSmall
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2013

Keywords

  • carbon nanotubes
  • nanoelectronics
  • self-assembly
  • thin films
  • transparent conductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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