Nanotechnology, 14 January 2009

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Self-aligned Growth of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Optical Near-field Effects

On the Cover: Utilizing optical near-field effects in a laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition (LCVD) process, researchers achieved self-aligned growth of ultra-short single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs).  Through introduction of optical near-field effects, bridge structures containing single suspended SWNT channels were successfully fabricated through the LCVD process at a relatively low substrate temperature.

W. Xiong, Y. S. Zhou, M. Mahjouri-Samani, W. Q. Yang, K. J. Yi, X. N. He, S. H. Liou and Y. F. Lu. 14 Jan 2009. Self-aligned growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes using optical near-field effects. Nanotechnology 20 (2).

Sy-Hwang Liou is professor of physics & astronomy.  Yongfeng Lu is Lott Professor of Electrical Engineering. Wei Xiong, Yunshen Zhou, Masoud Mahjouri-Samani, Wuqiang Yang, K.J. Yi and Xiangnan He are members of Dr. Lu’s laboratory.

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