Growth and Transfer of Seamless 3D Graphene-Nanotube Hybrids

Nam Dong Kim, Yilun Li, Gunuk Wang, Xiujun Fan, Jinlong Jiang, Lei Li, Yongsung Ji, Gedeng Ruan, Robert H. Hauge, James M. Tour

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Seamlessly connected graphene and carbon nanotube hybrids (GCNTs) have great potential as carbon platform structures in electronics due to their high conductivity and high surface area. Here, we introduce a facile method for making patterned GCNTs and their intact transfer onto other substrates. The mechanism for selective growth of vertically aligned CNTs (VA-CNTs) on the patterned graphene is discussed. The complete transfer of the GCNT pattern onto other substrates is possible because of the mechanical strength of the GCNT hybrids. Electrical conductivity measurements of the transferred GCNT structures show Ohmic contact through the VA-CNTs to graphene - evidence of its integrity after the transfer process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1292
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 10
Externally publishedYes


  • patterning
  • platform
  • Seamless GCNT hybrid
  • selective growth
  • transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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