Carbon Nanotube Webs: A Novel Material for Sensor Applications

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  • Mustafa Musameh,

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    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
    • Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia.
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  • Marta Redrado Notivoli,

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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  • Mark Hickey,

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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  • Ilias Louis Kyratzis,

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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  • Yuan Gao,

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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  • Chi Huynh,

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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  • Stephen C. Hawkins

    1. Materials Science and Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Bayview Ave., Clayton 3168, Australia
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Abstract

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Carbon nanotube (CNT) web electrodes with high electrical conductivity, alignment, flexibility, and mechanical and chemical stabilities are fabricated by directly drawing from the edge of a CNT forest without using any binders. Different electrode geometries such as planar, yarn, ring, and ribbon are produced. Their high hydrophobicity and large surface area enable the extraction and ultrasensitive detection of organophosphate pesticides.

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