Published Research - Department of Chemistry


Date of this Version

May 2000


Published in Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 76, No. 21, 22 May 2000. © 2000 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.


Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) probe microscopy tips were grown by a surface growth chemical vapor deposition method. Tips consisting of individual SWNTs (1.5–4 nm in diameter) and SWNT bundles (4–12 nm in diameter) have been prepared by design through variations in the catalyst and growth conditions. In addition to high-resolution imaging, these tips have been used to fabricate SWNT nanostructures by spatially controlled deposition of specific length segments of the nanotube tips.

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