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Preparation and characterisation of an aligned carbon nanotube array on the silicon (100) surface

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Abstract

Arrays of aligned carbon nanotubes formed by self-assembly on a Si (100) surface are described. The surface of a Si (100) wafer has been modified by reaction of hydride-terminated Si (100) with ethyl undecylenate to give ethyl undecanoate self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) which were linked by stable silicon–carbon covalent bonds. The ester terminus of the monolayer was converted to an alcohol whereupon shortened carbon nanotubes were covalently attached using carbodiimide coupling. The formation of the SAM and its subsequent modification with nanotubes has been followed using a series of techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), IR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterisation of an aligned carbon nanotube array on the silicon (100) surface

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The article was received on 31 Jul 2006, accepted on 20 Sep 2006 and first published on 11 Oct 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B611016A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 1081-1088
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    Preparation and characterisation of an aligned carbon nanotube array on the silicon (100) surface

    J. Yu, D. Losic, M. Marshall, T. Böcking, J. J. Gooding and J. G. Shapter, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 1081
    DOI: 10.1039/B611016A

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