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Self-assembly of gold nanowires along carbon nanotubes for ultrahigh-aspect-ratio hybrids
journal contributionposted on 2011-05-04, 00:00 authored by Wenrong YangWenrong Yang, L Qu, R Zheng, Z Liu, K Ratinac, L Shen, D Yu, L Yang, Colin BarrowColin Barrow, S Ringer, L Dai, F Braet
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.