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The Impact of Carbon Nanotube Length and Diameter on their Global Alignment by Dead-End Filtration

December 22, 2022
Christopher Rust, Pavel Shapturenka, Manuel Spari, Andreas Bacher, Qihao Jin, Han Li, Markus Guttmann, Ming Zheng, Tehseen Adel, Angela R. Hight Walker, Jeffrey Fagan, Benjamin Flavel
Dead-end filtration on polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated polycarbonate track-etched membranes has proven to be an effective method to prepare macroscopically (3.8 cm²) aligned thin films from solution-based single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). However, to make

Beyond Color: The New Carbon Ink

May 2, 2021
Ming Zheng, YuHuang Wang
For thousands of years, carbon ink has been used as a black color pigment for writing and painting purposes. However, recent discoveries of nanocarbon materials, including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and their various derivative forms, together

DNA-directed nanofabrication of high-performance carbon nanotube field-effect transistors

May 22, 2020
Ming Zheng, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Jason K. Streit, Mengyu Zhao, Yahong Chen, Kexin Wang, Zhi Zhu, Wei Sun
Scaling the channel pitch of field-effect transistors (FETs) is one prerequisite towards future ultra-scaled technology nodes. While lithography has been the foundational tool during the scaling of bulk materials, bio- fabrication is promising for

Precise pitch-scaling of ultra-scaled carbon nanotube arrays within 3D DNA nano-trenches

May 22, 2020
Jason K. Streit, Jeffrey Fagan, Ming Zheng, Wei Sun, Peng Yin, Jie Shen, Zhao Zhao, Hareem Maune
Precise assembly of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into densely-aligned uniformly parallel arrays has been the missing link towards the emerging ultra-scaled post-Si technology nodes specified in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)

Separation of Specific Single Enantiomer Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in the Large Diameter Regime

November 19, 2019
Jeffrey A. Fagan, Ming Zheng, Sofie Cambre, Wim Wenseleers, Benjamin Flavel, Han Li, Stephanie Reich, Georgy Gordeev, Oisin Garrity, Naga Peyyety, Ralph Krupke, Pranauv Selvasundaram
Enantiomer level isolation of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in high concentration and purity for nanotubes greater than 1.1 nm in diameter is demonstrated for the first time using a twostage aqueous two-phase extraction (ATPE) technique. In total 5

Organizing End-Site-Specific SWCNTs in Specific Loci Using DNA

July 8, 2019
Ming Zheng
Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are known to embody many desirable features for nanoelectronic and photonic applications, including excellent electronic and optical properties and mechanical robustness. To utilize these species in a bottom-up

Metrological Assessment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Materials by Optical Methods

March 1, 2019
Jeffrey A. Fagan, Angela R. Hight Walker, Ming Zheng, Lefebvre Jacques, Paul Finnie
This chapter discusses the metrology – i.e. the science of measurement – of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with optical methods. Professor Mildred (“Millie”) Dresselhaus was a strong advocate for nanotube metrology and a pioneer in carbon nanotube

Chemical Selection of Emission State Configuration in a Quantum Light Emitter

November 1, 2018
Ming Zheng, Geyou Ao, Stephen K. Doorn
Covalently-introduced photoluminescent sp3 defects generate new emitting states and dramatically expand optical functionality of single-wall carbon nanotubes, opening routes to enhanced imaging, photon upconversion, and room-temperature single photon

Alkane Encapsulation Induces Strain in Small Diameter Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

May 4, 2018
Jason K. Streit, Jochen I. Campo, Chad R. Snyder, Ming Zheng, Jeffrey R. Simpson, Angela R. Hight Walker, Jeffrey Fagan
Encapsulation of linear alkane molecules in the endohedral volumes of small diameter single- wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is shown to induce diameter dependent strain on the hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms composing the tubular structure. For the

Quantification of DNA/SWCNT Solvation Differences by Aqueous Two Phase Separation

January 8, 2018
Ming Zheng, Yoona Yang, Akshaya Shankar, Thibault Aryaksama, Anand Jagota
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) coated with single-stranded DNA can be effectively separated into various chiralities using an aqueous two phase (ATP) system. Partitioning is driven by small differences in the dissolution characteristics of the

Quantum Light Turned on by Nanotube Chemistry

September 1, 2017
Ming Zheng, Kartik A. Srinivasan
Room-temperature single-photon emission at telecom wavelengths is realized by organic color centers chemically implanted on chirality-defined single-wall carbon nanotubes.

A Low Energy Route to DNA-wrapped Carbon Nanotubes via Replacement of Bile Salts

August 31, 2017
Ming Zheng, Jason K. Streit, Jeffrey A. Fagan
DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes are a class of bio-nano hybrid molecules that exhibit extended bonding structures and have enabled carbon nanotube sorting, controlled assembly, and biosensing and bioimaging applications. The current method of synthesizing

Separation of Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Electronic Type and Diameter

January 24, 2017
Jason K. Streit, Stephanie Lam, Yanmei Piao, Angela R. Hight Walker, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Ming Zheng
In this work, we introduce a new procedure for the efficient isolation and subsequent separation of double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs). A simplified rate zonal ultracentrifugation (RZU) process is first applied to obtain samples of highly enriched

Sorting carbon nanotubes

January 12, 2017
Ming Zheng
Sorting of single-wall carbon nanotubes by their electronic and atomic structures in liquid phases is reviewed in this chapter. We first introduce the sorting problem, then provide an overview of several sorting methodologies, following roughly the