J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr3-401-Pr3-409
Carbon nanotubes by CVD and applicationsA. Cassell, L. Delzeit, C. Nguyen, R. Stevens, J. Han and M. Meyyappan
NASA Ames Research Center, Mailstop 229-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035, U.S.A.
Carbon nanotube (CNT) exhibits extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties and offers significant potential for structural, sensor, and nanoelectronics applications. An overview of CNT, growth methods, properties and applications is provided. Single-wall, and multi-wall CNTs have been grown by chemical vapor deposition. Catalyst development and optimization has been accomplished using combinatorial optimization methods. CNT has also been grown from the tips of silicon cantilevers for use in atomic force microscopy.
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