Controllable interconnection of single-walled carbon nanotubes under AC electric field

Zhuo Chen, Yanlian Yang, Fang Chen, Quan Qing, Zhongyun Wu, Zhongfan Liu

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Abstract

We demonstrated the controllable interconnection of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) under alternating current (ac) electric field. The interconnected carbon nanotubes were found to be parallel with the electric flux and increased abruptly with deposition time following a self-accelerating process. Theoretical simulation indicates that the alignment and the interconnection of carbon nanotubes were induced by the dielectrophoresis force and the electric field redistribution at the nanotube apexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11420-11423
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume109
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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