Simple method to prepare individual suspended nanofibers

Gyu Tae Kim, Gang Gu, Ulrike Waizmann, Siegmar Roth

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A simple and general technique for producing a suspended nanofiber has been developed using coordinate markers and a sacrificial layer of poly(methylmethacrylate). The simple procedure does not involve etching processes or chemical vapor deposition and makes it easier to investigate the physical properties of nanofibers in a suspended configuration. As a demonstration, a suspended carbon nanotube rope was fabricated and Young's modulus was determined to be 0.4 TPa from the force calibration of an atomic force microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1815-1817
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 11
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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