Drying induced upright sliding and reorganization of carbon nanotube arrays.

@article{Li2006DryingIU,
  title={Drying induced upright sliding and reorganization of carbon nanotube arrays.},
  author={Qingwen Li and R. DePaula and Xiefei Zhang and L. Zheng and P. Arendt and F. M. Mueller and Y. T. Zhu and Y. Tu},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 18},
  pages={
          4533-6
        }
}
Driven by capillary force, wet carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays have been found to reorganize into cellular structures upon drying. During the reorganization process, individual CNTs are firmly attached to the substrate and have to lie down on the substrate at cell bottoms, forming closed cells. Here we demonstrate that by modifying catalyst structures, the adhesion of CNTs to the substrate can be weakened. Upon drying such CNT arrays, CNTs may slide away from their original sites on the surface… Expand
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