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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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Submitted
04 Apr 2012
Accepted
26 Apr 2012
First published
03 May 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 3852-3856
Article type
Communication

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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