Self-assembly of gold nanowires along carbon nanotubes for ultrahigh-aspect-ratio hybrids

Wenrong Yang*, Liangti Qu, Rongkun Zheng, Zongwen Liu, Kyle R. Ratinac, Luming Shen, Dingshan Yu, Lin Yang, Colin J. Barrow, Simon P. Ringer, Liming Dai, Filip Braet

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We report a novel approach for the assembly of one-dimensional hybrid nanostructures that consist of gold nanowires with ultrahigh aspect ratios (L/d > 500) self-assembled along the axes of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The micrometer-long hybrid nanowires exhibit high electrical conductivity and can be easily microcontact-printed onto various substrates in a patterned form, suggesting that these hybrids have considerable potential as interconnects for nanoelectronic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2760-2765
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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