21_41b/2009Crinkling Ultralong Nanotubes: Crinkling Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes into Serpentines by a Controlled Landing Process (Adv. Mater. 41/2009)

A rational approach to crinkling ultralong CNTs into serpentine geometries by controlling their landing on a quartz substrate is demonstrated by Jin Zhang and co-workers on p. 4158. Using this method, the length, density, and number of parallel CNT segments in the serpentine CNTs were significantly increased. When incorporated into ultrahigh-current devices, the performance of the devices could be improved by increasing the number of parallel segments in the serpentine CNT arrays.

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