Postgrowth Microwave Treatment to Align Carbon Nanotubes

@article{Nguyen2013PostgrowthMT,
  title={Postgrowth Microwave Treatment to Align Carbon Nanotubes},
  author={J. Nguyen and Thomas Bougher and P. Abadi and A. Sharma and S. Graham and B. Cola},
  journal={Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={014501}
}
We show that a commercial microwave oven can be used after growth to increase alignment of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and reduce their resistance as thermal and electrical interface materials. Forests of multiwall CNTs were grown directly on both sides of aluminum foils by thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and subsequently exposed to a microwave treatment in air. Scanning electron micrographs revealed enhanced vertical alignment of CNTs after postgrowth microwave treatment. The microwave… Expand

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