Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: Physics, Concepts, Fabrication and Devices

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 5, 2012 - Science - 300 pages
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This book gives a survey of the physics and fabrication of carbon nanotubes and their applications in optics, electronics, chemistry and biotechnology. It focuses on the structural characterization of various carbon nanotubes, fabrication of vertically or parallel aligned carbon nanotubes on substrates or in composites, physical properties for their alignment, and applications of aligned carbon nanotubes in field emission, optical antennas, light transmission, solar cells, chemical devices, bio-devices, and many others. Major fabrication methods are illustrated in detail, particularly the most widely used PECVD growth technique on which various device integration schemes are based, followed by applications such as electrical interconnects, nanodiodes, optical antennas, and nanocoax solar cells, whereas current limitations and challenges are also be discussed to lay the foundation for future developments.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Carbon
1
2 Carbon Nanotubes
6
3 Growth Techniques of Carbon Nanotubes
45
4 Chemical Vapor Deposition of Carbon Nanotubes
67
5 Physics of Direct Current PlasmaEnhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition
92
6 Technologies to Achieve Carbon Nanotube Alignment
111
7 Measurement Techniques of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
157
8 Properties and Applications of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays
183
9 Potential Applications of Carbon Nanotube Arrays
254
Epilogue
291
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