Batch fabrication of carbon nanotube bearings.

@article{Subramanian2007BatchFO,
  title={Batch fabrication of carbon nanotube bearings.},
  author={A. Subramanian and Li Xiang Dong and Joy Tharian and Urs Sennhauser and Bradley J. Nelson},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={075703}
}
Relative displacements between the atomically smooth, nested shells in multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) can be used as a robust nanoscale motion enabling mechanism. Here, we report on a novel method suited for structuring large arrays of MWNTs into such nanobearings in a parallel fashion. By creating MWNT nanostructures with nearly identical electrical circuit resistance and heat transport conditions, uniform Joule heating across the array is used to simultaneously engineer the shell… CONTINUE READING
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