Lateral growth of aligned mutilwalled carbon nanotubes under electric field

Yoon Taek Jang, Jin Ho Ahn, Byeong Kwon Ju, Yun Hi Lee

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In this work we report laterally aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWNT) by an electric field during growth. The MWNTs were selectively grown between lateral sides of the catalytic metals on predefined electrodes by chemical-vapor deposition. The electric field distribution for various geometries was simulated using Maxwell 2D simulation in order to realize better alignment of laterally grown carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The experimental results show that the electric field direction at the vicinity of catalyst and nanotubes-substrate interactions are principal factor in aligning CNTs laterally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by Ministry of Science & Technology and IMT 2000 Nano Technology Development Program of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.

Copyright 2004 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.


  • A. Carbon nanotube
  • A. Nanostructures
  • B. Chemical synthesis
  • B. Lateral growth
  • D. Electric field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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