Making Macroscopic Assemblies of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
Tuesday, March 01 2005
Nanotubes are aligned and manipulated with the help of magnetic and/or electric fields.
A method of aligning and assembling single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to fabricate macroscopic structures has been invented. The method entails suspending SWNTs in a fluid, orienting the SWNTs by use of a magnetic and/or electric field, and then removing the aligned SWNTs from suspension in such a way as to assemble them while maintaining the alignment.
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