Inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube thin films

Yuki Takagi, Yuki Nobusa, Shota Gocho, Hikaru Kudou, Kazuhiro Yanagi, Hiromichi Kataura, Taishi Takenobu

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    We report a method for the inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube (SWCNT) films by combining inkjet technology with the strong wettability contrast between hydrophobic and hydrophilic areas based on the patterning of self-assembled monolayers. Both the drying process control using the strong wettability boundary and the coffee-stain effect strongly promote the aggregation of SWCNTs along the contact line of a SWCNT ink droplet, thereby demonstrating our achievement of inkjet-printed aligned SWCNT films. This method could open routes for developing high-performance and environmentally friendly SWCNT printed electronics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number143107
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 8


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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Takagi, Y., Nobusa, Y., Gocho, S., Kudou, H., Yanagi, K., Kataura, H., & Takenobu, T. (2013). Inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 102(14), [143107].