December 22, 2004
Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have developed a new approach to aligning carbon nanotubes by forming the nanotubes on a sapphire wafer surface.
The orientation of nanotubes on these wafers follows the surfaces’ crystal planes at the atomic level. Changing how the sapphire surface is cut would produce different nanowire arrangements.
The research may eventually make it possible to assemble nanowires in ordered arrays for the production of… read more