Volume 48, Number 3, November I 1999
|Page(s)||292 - 298|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Combing a carbon nanotube on a flat metal-insulator-metal nanojunction
CEMES/CNRS - 29, rue Jeanne Marvig, BP 4347, 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Accepted: 2 September 1999
The ability of a receding wetting line to align carbon nanotubes with a diameter down to 1 nm (molecular combing) is demonstrated on silica surfaces subjected to different surface treatments and on coplanar metal-insulator-metal nanojunctions. A combination of surface modification of the electrodes and molecular combing yields nanotubes connected to both electrodes across the junction in as much as 45% of the nanojunctions. When the current-voltage characteristics were recorded over the interconnected nanotubes, no influence of the surface treatment was observed on the conductance.
PACS: 68.45.Gd – Wetting / 81.05.Tp – Fullerenes and related materials; diamonds, graphite / 85.40.Sz – Deposition technology
© EDP Sciences, 1999
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