Aligned carbon nanotubes in a thin polymer film


  • The author wishes to thank Prof. Christian Colliex, Odile Stephan and Phifippe Redlich for help and discussions.


Carbon nanotubes (see figure) constitute one of the smallest one-dimensional and nearly perfect structures available and these materials should exhibit a wide range of interesting properties. Most of these properties, however, will only be of use if te structures can be manipulated into a controlled configuration here the alignment of nanotubes in thin polymer films is discussed.

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