Versatile Carbon Hybrid Films Composed of Vertical Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Mechanically Compliant Graphene Films (pages 1247–1252)
Duck Hyun Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Tae Hee Han, Jae Won Hwang, Seokwoo Jeon, Sung-Yool Choi, Soon Hyung Hong, Won Jong Lee, Rodney S. Ruoff and Sang Ouk Kim
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903063
A hybrid system with vertical carbon nanotubes (CNTs) grown on reduced graphene films composed of overlapping and reduced graphene oxide platelets is reported. Such carbon hybrid films have excellent flexibility and stretchability (see image), can be readily transferred to any substrate including nonplanar surfaces, and were found to have Ohmic electrical contacts throughout all junctions in the CNT/metal-catalyst/graphene-film system.