Controlled assembly of single SWNTs bundle using dielectrophoresis

Hee Won Seo, Chang Soo Han, Dae Geun Choi, Keun Soo Kim, Young Hee Lee

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We present a mass productive and reproducible assembly technique of a single bundle of single-walled carbon nanotubes (sb-SWNTs) using dielectrophoresis (DEP). Gold electrodes with 10 gaps made via microlithography were used to align the carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The magnitude and type of applied electric field were investigated to verify their effects on CNT assembly. The optimum assembling conditions in which sb-SWNTs could be positioned at a desired site were experimentally identified, and the characteristics of the assembled sb-SWNTs were evaluated from AFM, Raman spectroscopy, and I-V curve. This assembly method has potential for applications, such as gas sensors or electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge the financial support from the Center for Nanoscale Mechatronics & Manufacturing of the 21C Frontier Research Program by MOST and Eco-Technopia-21 by ME. In addition, we thank professor Jae-Bum Choo, Hanyang University for Raman measurements and professor Seong-Cheol Hong and Joon-Ho Oum in KAIST for I–V measurements.


  • Assembly
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Dielectrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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