Nanodrawing of Aligned Single Carbon Nanotubes with a Nanopen

Talia Yeshua, Christian Lehmann, Uwe Hübner, Suzanna Azoubel, Shlomo Magdassi, Eleanor E.B. Campbell, Stephanie Reich, Aaron Lewis*

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are considered pivotal components for molecular electronics. Techniques for SWCNT lithography today lack simplicity, flexibility, and speed of direct, oriented deposition at specific target locations. In this paper SWCNTs are directly drawn and placed with chemical identification and demonstrated orientation using fountain pen nanolithography (FPN) under ambient conditions. Placement across specific electrical contacts with such alignment is demonstrated and characterized. The fundamental basis of the drawing process with alignment has potential applications for other related systems such as inorganic nanotubes, polymers, and biological molecules.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1517-1522
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 9 Mar 2016

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  • AFM
  • FPN
  • Molecular electronics
  • Raman
  • carbon nanotube
  • nanochemical deposition


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