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An ex-situ method to convert vertically aligned carbon nanotubes array to horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes mat

Islam, Saiful and Saleh, Tanveer and Mohd Razib, Mohd Asyraf and Mohamed Ali, Mohamed Sutan (2019) An ex-situ method to convert vertically aligned carbon nanotubes array to horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes mat. Materials Research Express, 6 (2). 025019-1. E-ISSN 2053-1591

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been attracted by the researchers for their extraordinary properties and wide applications in various fields. Among numerous types of CNTs, the horizontally aligned CNTs (HACNTs) has shown many advantages due to its nano-structural features and proper arrangements. HACNTs open new opportunity in the field of microwave, nanoelectronics, and heat dissipation system. This article reports the study on the post-growth processing technique (mechanical) to transform vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs) array into HACNTs mat. The above technique has been named as micromechanical rolling (M2R) that uses a rotating rigid cylinder to bend and align the individual nanotubes in the VACNTs array. The process yielded remarkably arranged (horizontal) nanotubes with a resultant smooth surface. Various process parameters such as tool rotational speed, lateral speed, and step size were investigated in this study to achieve the smooth surface of HACNTs array. It was observed that the minimum surface roughness of Ra=4nm was achieved with 2000 rpm of the tool’s rotational speed, 1 mm/min of lateral speed and 1µm of step size.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6808/67306
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube mat, Carbon Nanotube, Horizontally Aligned Carbon Nanotubes, CNTs, Micromechanical rolling
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tanveer Saleh CEng MIMechE
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 09:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67306

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