Jain, D., N. Rouhi, C. Rutherglen, C.G. Densmore, S.K. Doorn and P.J. Burke, “Effect of Source, Surfactant and Deposition Process on Electronic Properties of Nanotube Arrays”, Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 42(11), ID 174268, 2011.
The electronic properties of arrays of carbon nanotubes from several different sources differing in the manufacturing process used with a variety of average properties such as length, diameter, and chirality are studied. We used several common surfactants to disperse each of these nanotubes and then deposited them on Si wafers from their aqueous solutions using dielectrophoresis. Transport measurements were performed to compare and determine the effect of different surfactants, deposition processes, and synthesis processes on nanotubes synthesized using CVD, CoMoCAT, laser ablation, and HiPCO.