Towards controlled growth of carbon nanotubes from germanium on nanoindented silicon substrates
In the present paper, we report on a metal-catalyst-free synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a pre-patterned Si(001) surface. Arrays of triangular-shaped holes were created by nanoindentation in specific sites of the sample. After germanium deposition and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of acetylene, a few CNTs nucleated and grew from germanium nanoparticles. This result illustrate how it is possible to control the growth of CNTs without the use of a metal catalyst, by leading the assembly...[Show more]
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