The authors acknowledge the support from NSF (CMS-0609077) under the Program of Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT).
Gecko-Foot-Mimetic Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Dry Adhesives with Unique Electrical and Thermal Properties†
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 22, pages 3844–3849, November, 2007
How to Cite
Qu, L. and Dai, L. (2007), Gecko-Foot-Mimetic Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Dry Adhesives with Unique Electrical and Thermal Properties. Adv. Mater., 19: 3844–3849. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700023
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 30 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 3 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Received: 4 JAN 2007
- NSF. Grant Number: CMS-0609077
- Carbon nanotubes
Vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (VA-SWNT) arrays synthesized by a combined plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and fast heating method show a maximum achievable macroscopic adhesive force of 29 N cm–2, which is the highest among all synthetic and natural gecko feet (10 N cm–2). This, together with the unique thermal and electric properties of SWNTs, represents a significant advance in developing new dry adhesives of electrical/thermal management capabilities for diverse potential applications, ranging from smart packaging to advanced electronic integration.