Direct Nanowiring of Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Integrated Electronic and Spintronic Devices (pages 1371–1373)
Y.-H. Lee, Y.-T. Jang, C.-H. Choi, D.-H. Kim, C.-W. Lee, J.-E. Lee, Y.-S. Han, S.-S. Yoon, J.-K. Shin, S.-T. Kim, E.-K. Kim and B.-K. Ju
Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2001 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200109)13:18<1371::AID-ADMA1371>3.0.CO;2-S
A feasible fabrication technique for nanomachines that are based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is demonstrated. Direct nanowiring of CNTs between micrometer islands is reported to have been achieved by a growth barrier technique, which prevents vertical growth of the CNTs, i.e., towards the substrate. The result is “straight” or “Y-shaped” CNT bridges between predefined electrodes (see Figure).