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Title: Nanotube processing employing solid-condensed-gas-layers

Abstract

In a method for processing a nanotube, a vapor is condensed to a solid condensate layer on a surface of the nanotube and then at least one selected region of the condensate layer is locally removed by directing a beam of energy at the selected region. The nanotube can be processed with at least a portion of the solid condensate layer maintained on the nanotube surface and thereafter the solid condensate layer removed. Nanotube processing can include, e.g., depositing a material layer on an exposed nanotube surface region where the condensate layer was removed. After forming a solid condensate layer, an electron beam can be directed at a selected region along a nanotube length corresponding to a location for cutting the nanotube, to locally remove the condensate layer at the region, and an ion beam can be directed at the selected region to cut the nanotube at the selected region.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531765
Patent Number(s):
8273257
Application Number:
12/409,580
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-01ER45922
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009-03-24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Golovchenko, Jene A., King, Gavin M., Schurmann, Gregor M., and Branton, Daniel. Nanotube processing employing solid-condensed-gas-layers. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Golovchenko, Jene A., King, Gavin M., Schurmann, Gregor M., & Branton, Daniel. Nanotube processing employing solid-condensed-gas-layers. United States.
Golovchenko, Jene A., King, Gavin M., Schurmann, Gregor M., and Branton, Daniel. Tue . "Nanotube processing employing solid-condensed-gas-layers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531765.
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