Advanced Materials

Templated Growth of Covalently Bonded Three-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Networks Originated from Graphene

Authors

  • Yifeng Fu,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Björn Carlberg,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Niklas Lindahl,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Niclas Lindvall,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Johan Bielecki,

    1. Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Aleksandar Matic,

    1. Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Yuxin Song,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Zhili Hu,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
    2. Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and System Applications and SMIT Center, School of Automation and Mechanical Engineering, Box 282, No. 149 Yan Chang Road, Yan Chang Campus, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
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  • Zonghe Lai,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Lilei Ye,

    1. SHT Smart High Tech AB, Fysikgränd 3, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Jie Sun,

    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
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  • Yahui Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and System Applications and SMIT Center, School of Automation and Mechanical Engineering, Box 282, No. 149 Yan Chang Road, Yan Chang Campus, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
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  • Yan Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and System Applications and SMIT Center, School of Automation and Mechanical Engineering, Box 282, No. 149 Yan Chang Road, Yan Chang Campus, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
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  • Johan Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
    2. Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and System Applications and SMIT Center, School of Automation and Mechanical Engineering, Box 282, No. 149 Yan Chang Road, Yan Chang Campus, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
    • Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
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Abstract

A template-assisted method that enables the growth of covalently bonded three-dimensional carbon nanotubes (CNTs) originating from graphene at a large scale is demonstrated. Atomic force microscopy-based mechanical tests show that the covalently bonded CNT structure can effectively distribute external loading throughout the network to improve the mechanical strength of the material.

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