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Capillary bending of Janus carbon nanotube micropillars

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Abstract

We present a scalable process for the fabrication of slanted carbon nanotube micropillar arrays by inclined metal deposition and capillary self-assembly. Local control of the micropillar angle from vertical to nearly horizontal is achieved, and is explained using a finite element model. These structures may be useful for microscale contacts and anisotropic smart surfaces.

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The article was received on 04 Apr 2012, accepted on 26 Apr 2012 and first published on 03 May 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30802A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 3852-3856
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    Capillary bending of Janus carbon nanotube micropillars

    S. Tawfick, A. J. Hart and M. De Volder, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 3852
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30802A

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