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Dna Directed Assembly Of Gold-Tipped Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Into Electrical Devices, Ronald D. Salesky Apr 2017

Dna Directed Assembly Of Gold-Tipped Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Into Electrical Devices, Ronald D. Salesky

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Carbon nanotubes have rightfully been regarded as a wonder material since their discovery by Iijima in 1991 and the subsequent elucidation of their many material properties. Their extreme strength is 10-fold higher than any industrial fiber. Their current density carrying capability is orders of magnitude higher than copper without failure from electromigration. Their high thermal conductivity bests diamond, and their structural versatility leads to either semiconducting or metallic electronic character. These properties all make the integration of carbon nanotubes into functional devices of high value. However, they remain a material of largely unrealized potential due to several challenges that arise ...