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Issue 6, 2016
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Dry shear aligning: a simple and versatile method to smooth and align the surfaces of carbon nanotube thin films

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We show that the application of lateral shear force on a randomly oriented thin film of carbon nanotubes, in the dry state, causes significant reordering of the nanotubes at the film surface. This new technique of dry shear aligning is applicable to carbon nanotube thin films produced by many of the established methods.

Graphical abstract: Dry shear aligning: a simple and versatile method to smooth and align the surfaces of carbon nanotube thin films

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The article was received on 10 Dec 2015, accepted on 08 Jan 2016 and first published on 13 Jan 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR08784H
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Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 3232-3236
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    Dry shear aligning: a simple and versatile method to smooth and align the surfaces of carbon nanotube thin films

    D. D. Tune, B. W. Stolz, M. Pfohl and B. S. Flavel, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 3232
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR08784H

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