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Microcontact printing process for the patterned growth of individual CNTs

Casimirius, Stéphane and Flahaut, Emmanuel and Laberty-Robert, Christel and Malaquin, Laurent and Carcenac, Franck and Laurent, Christophe and Vieu, Christophe Microcontact printing process for the patterned growth of individual CNTs. (2004) Microelectronic Engineering, 73-74. 564-569. ISSN 0167-9317

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2004.02.086


We report an original approach to pattern a substrate with isolated carbon nanotubes. Through the improvement of the microcontact printing technique by the use of a new composite stamp, we were able to produce on flat substrates micrometric features of a catalyst suitable for the localised growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes by catalytic chemical vapour deposition. This catalyst material is for the first time prepared via an original sol–gel process. The growth of straight carbon nanotubes between the patterns was observed and a method to promote the controlled growth of such isolated nanoobjects is thus conceivable.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167931704001406
HAL Id:hal-00913722
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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