Production and Applications of Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
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Synthesis of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (VA-SWNT) thin films by alcohol catalytic chemical vapor deposition has been clarified using an <i>in situ</i> optical absorbance measurement technique, which makes it possible to control the final film thickness. These VA-SWNT films can be detached from the substrates on which they are grown and reattached onto arbitrary solid surfaces by a simple hot water-assisted process. This will allow many new areas of SWNT applications to be investigated.
TSE 45(192), 47-49, 2006-07-01
The Heat Transfer Society of Japan