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Electrowetting in Carbon Nanotubes

Chen, J. Y. and Kutana, A. and Collier, C. P. and Giapis, K. P. (2005) Electrowetting in Carbon Nanotubes. Science, 310 (5753). pp. 1480-1483. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1120385. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141120-151456893

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Abstract

We demonstrate reversible wetting and filling of open single-wall carbon nanotubes with mercury by means of electrocapillary pressure originating from the application of a potential across an individual nanotube in contact with a mercury drop. Wetting improves the conductance in both metallic and semiconducting nanotube probes by decreasing contact resistance and forming a mercury nanowire inside the nanotube. Molecular dynamics simulations corroborate the electrocapillarity-driven filling process and provide estimates for the imbibition speed and electrocapillary pressure.


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Giapis, K. P.0000-0002-7393-298X
Additional Information:© 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 20 September 2005; Accepted 1 November 2005. We thank C. Garland for TEM assistance. Supported in part by NSF (grants CTS-0404353 and CTS-0508096) and in part by the Arrowhead Research Corporation.
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NSFCTS-0404353
NSFCTS-0508096
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Issue or Number:5753
DOI:10.1126/science.1120385
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Official Citation:Chen, J. Y., Kutana, A., Collier, C. P., & Giapis, K. P. (2005). Electrowetting in Carbon Nanotubes. Science, 310(5753), 1480-1483. doi: 10.1126/science.1120385
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