Capillary bending of Janus carbon nanotube micropillars

Sameh Tawfick, A. John Hart, Michaël De Volder

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We present a scalable process for the fabrication of slanted carbon nanotube micropillar arrays by inclined metal deposition and capillary self-assembly. Local control of the micropillar angle from vertical to nearly horizontal is achieved, and is explained using a finite element model. These structures may be useful for microscale contacts and anisotropic smart surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3852-3856
Number of pages5
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 7 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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