Nanobelt-Templated Growth of Carbon Nanotube Rows


  • This work was supported by the Interconnect Focus Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute funded by MARCA, New York State. The authors are also grateful to RPI and Philip Morris USA for financial support.


Rows of aligned carbon nanotubes standing shoulder by shoulder (see Figure) have been synthesized by growing nanotubes inside Au micro- and nanotrenches created by nanobelts or nanowires. This simple non-lithographic method can be used to fabricate nanotube rows with a width of less than 2 μm, and a length over hundreds of micrometers.