In situ observation of carbon nanotube yarn during voltage application

Tomoharu Tokunaga, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Toru Iijima, Yuki Uesugi, Masaki Unten, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Takahisa Yamamoto

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Abstract

Carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns are fabricated by drawing (combined with spinning) from CNT forests and grown on a substrate. Three types of phenomena occur in these CNT yarns with increasing amounts of current: yarn rotation, catalyst evaporation, and breakage of the yarn. These phenomena result from the resistive heating occurring during the current flow, and have been observed in situ under vacuum by transmission electron microscopy. If these CNT yarns are applied to electronic circuits, the rotation and breakage may lead to circuit failure. However, catalyst evaporation is a useful method for purifying CNT yarns without additional treatments prior to yarn fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalMicron
Volume74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Current
  • In situ TEM
  • Nanotube
  • Voltage
  • Yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Structural Biology

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Tokunaga, T., Hayashi, Y., Iijima, T., Uesugi, Y., Unten, M., Sasaki, K., & Yamamoto, T. (2015). In situ observation of carbon nanotube yarn during voltage application. Micron, 74, 30-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2015.04.004

In situ observation of carbon nanotube yarn during voltage application. / Tokunaga, Tomoharu; Hayashi, Yasuhiko; Iijima, Toru; Uesugi, Yuki; Unten, Masaki; Sasaki, Katsuhiro; Yamamoto, Takahisa.

In: Micron, Vol. 74, 01.07.2015, p. 30-34.

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Tokunaga, T, Hayashi, Y, Iijima, T, Uesugi, Y, Unten, M, Sasaki, K & Yamamoto, T 2015, 'In situ observation of carbon nanotube yarn during voltage application', Micron, vol. 74, pp. 30-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2015.04.004
Tokunaga, Tomoharu ; Hayashi, Yasuhiko ; Iijima, Toru ; Uesugi, Yuki ; Unten, Masaki ; Sasaki, Katsuhiro ; Yamamoto, Takahisa. / In situ observation of carbon nanotube yarn during voltage application. In: Micron. 2015 ; Vol. 74. pp. 30-34.
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