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Coiled carbon nanotubes: their structural and electrical properties
Author(s): Jining Xie; Kingsuk Mukhopadyay; J. Yadev; Vijay K. Varadan
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Paper Abstract

Coiled carbon nanotubes exhibit excellent mechanical and electrical properties because of the combination of coil morphology and properties of nanotubes. They could have potential novel applications in nano-composite, nano-electronic devices as well as nano-electromechanical system (NEMS). In this work, synthesis of regularly coiled carbon nanotubes is presented. It involves pyrolysis of hydrocarbon gas over metal/support catalyst by conventional thermal filament CCVD and microwave CCVD methods. The growth mechanism and structural and electrical properties of coiled carbon nanotubes are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5055, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, (22 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497450
Show Author Affiliations
Jining Xie, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kingsuk Mukhopadyay, Defense Materials & Stores Research and Development Establishment (India)
J. Yadev, Defense Materials & Stores Research and Development Establishment (India)
Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5055:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan; Laszlo B. Kish, Editor(s)

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