Continuous high-yield production of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on 2D and 3D substrates.

@article{Villoria2011ContinuousHP,
  title={Continuous high-yield production of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes on 2D and 3D substrates.},
  author={Roberto Guzm{\'a}n de Villoria and A. John Hart and Brian L. Wardle},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={4850-7}
}
Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) have certain advantages over bulk CNT powders and randomly oriented CNT mats for applications in flexible electronic devices, filtration membranes, biosensors and multifunctional aerospace materials. Here, a machine and a process to synthesize VACNTs in a continuous manner are presented showing uniform growth on 2D and 3D substrates, including alumina fibers, silicon wafer pieces, and stainless steel foils. Aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT… CONTINUE READING
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