We described here the self-assembling of a three-dimensional array of single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs). The distinctive choice of materials allowed for the self-assembly of SWNTs with low resistance conducting polymer links into a conducting network that when embedded into an insulating host shows no disruption of the conduction path. The ability to control network formation independently of the electrical properties of the host drastically changes the design of these conducting organic networks. Thus, enabling the tailoring of their electrical properties while addressing issues of film processability relevant for their application as printable conductors in organic electronic applications. These networks provide opportunities for applications in micro- and nanoelectronics.
Self-assembled three-dimensional conducting network of single-wall carbon nanotubes
Graciela B. Blanchet, Shekhar Subramoney, R. K. Bailey, G. D. Jaycox, C. Nuckolls; Self-assembled three-dimensional conducting network of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2 August 2004; 85 (5): 828–830. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1776619
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