A Study on the Assembly and Improvement of Electrical Contact between Carbon Nanotube and Microelectrode

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Nowadays research on nano-electronic device based on carbon nanotube (CNT) raises much interest among researchers, but in the fabrication process, crucial problems exist in making and improving the electrical contact between CNT and microelectrode. Here pulse gas alignment method, combined with nanomanipulation technology based on atomic force microscope (AFM) if necessary, is proposed for the first time to assemble and make electrical contact between CNT and microelectrode. After the assembly, a processing technique of applying sweeping voltages is performed for producing electrical current induced local Joule heat, which will decompose and remove the sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) molecules adsorbed on the CNT and at the interface region, or even have some annealing effect, to reduce the contact resistance between CNT and microelectrode and thus to improve the electrical contact. Experiments of assembly and improvement of electrical contact between multi-wall carbon nanotube and microelectrode are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 60-61)

Edited by:

Xiaohao Wang

Pages:

399-405

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.60-61.399

Citation:

X. J. Tian et al., "A Study on the Assembly and Improvement of Electrical Contact between Carbon Nanotube and Microelectrode", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 60-61, pp. 399-405, 2009

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January 2009

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