Patterned films of nanotubes using microcontact printing of catalysts

Hannes Kind, Jean Marc Bonard, Christophe Emmenegger, Lars Ola Nilsson, Klara Hernadi, Eliane Maillard-Schaller, Louis Schlapbach, László Forró, Klaus Kern

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The application of microcontact printing (μCP) to pattern silicon wafers with catalysts following the growth of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the activated regions was investigated. The samples exhibited patterns of high contrast and the pixels were covered by multiwalled carbon nanotubes about 10 nm in diameters and with well-graphitized walls. Results performed with an emission scanner proved the selectivity and quality of μCP, and gave a first insight into the emission properties of nanotube assemblies constrained to certain geometric patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285-1289
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kind, H., Bonard, J. M., Emmenegger, C., Nilsson, L. O., Hernadi, K., Maillard-Schaller, E., Schlapbach, L., Forró, L., & Kern, K. (1999). Patterned films of nanotubes using microcontact printing of catalysts. Advanced Materials, 11(15), 1285-1289.<1285::AID-ADMA1285>3.0.CO;2-J