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Multiple Sharp Bendings of Carbon Nanotubes during Growth to Produce Zigzag Morphology

AuBuchon, Joseph F. and Chen, Li-Han and Gapin, Andrew I. and Kim, Dong-Wook and Daraio, Chiara and Jin, Sungho (2004) Multiple Sharp Bendings of Carbon Nanotubes during Growth to Produce Zigzag Morphology. Nano Letters, 4 (9). pp. 1781-1784. ISSN 1530-6984.

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Carbon nanotubes have been grown with a sharply defined zigzag structure by introducing changes in the direction of applied electric field during dc plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). The nanotubes maintain the same diameter before and after each bend while preserving the catalyst particle at the tip of growing nanotubes. The bends have very sharp radii of curvature of only ∼25 nm. As a simple inclined field direction cannot produce such a zigzag growth due to the tendency of field lines intersecting perpendicular to the local surface, the bending has been introduced primarily by dramatically manipulating the electric field lines through controlled movement of field-concentrating conductor plates.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Chemical Society. Received June 8, 2004; Revised Manuscript Received July 7, 2004. Publication Date (Web): July 27, 2004. We acknowledge support of the work by NSF NIRTs under grant numbers UKRF 4-65998-03-129 and 2003-2621R, University of California Discovery Fund under Grant No. ele02-10133/Jin, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab under grant number MI-04-006.
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Official Citation:Multiple Sharp Bendings of Carbon Nanotubes during Growth to Produce Zigzag Morphology Joseph F. AuBuchon, Li-Han Chen, Andrew I. Gapin, Dong-Wook Kim, Chiara Daraio, and Sungho Jin Nano Letters 2004 4 (9), 1781-1784 DOI: 10.1021/nl049121d
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