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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume102
    Issue number14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 8

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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]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4801496

    Inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube thin films. / Takagi, Yuki; Nobusa, Yuki; Gocho, Shota; Kudou, Hikaru; Yanagi, Kazuhiro; Kataura, Hiromichi; Takenobu, Taishi.

    In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, No. 14, 143107, 08.04.2013.

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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, vol. 102, no. 14, 143107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4801496
    Takagi Y, Nobusa Y, Gocho S, Kudou H, Yanagi K, Kataura H et al. Inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube thin films. Applied Physics Letters. 2013 Apr 8;102(14). 143107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4801496
    Takagi, Yuki ; Nobusa, Yuki ; Gocho, Shota ; Kudou, Hikaru ; Yanagi, Kazuhiro ; Kataura, Hiromichi ; Takenobu, Taishi. / Inkjet printing of aligned single-walled carbon-nanotube thin films. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 102, No. 14.
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