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Multisegmented one-dimensional hybrid structures of carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires
 

Summary: Multisegmented one-dimensional hybrid structures of carbon nanotubes
and metal nanowires
Fung Suong Ou,a ,b
M. M. Shaijumon, and Lijie Ci
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
Derek Benicewicz
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
Robert Vajtai
Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
P. M. Ajayana ,c
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
and Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180
Received 22 September 2006; accepted 8 November 2006; published online 15 December 2006
Multisegmented one-dimensional hybrid structures of carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires were
fabricated using the alumina templates. Metal nanowires are first grown inside part of the
nanochannel using electrodeposition technique, which is followed by the growth of carbon
nanotubes using chemical vapor deposition. Well-adhered interfaces formed between the carbon
nanotubes and the metal nanowires. The hybrid structure reported here results in nanoscale metal
contact with carbon nanotube and will provide a solution to problem of using carbon nanotubes in
interconnects. Nanotube-nanowire interfaces for different metals have also been examined and are

  

Source: Ajayan, Pulickel M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University

 

Collections: Materials Science