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“Background Intensive research has been performed on carbon nanotube (CNT)-MM-102 manufacturer integrated microdevices and nanodevices to take advantage of the remarkable thermal, mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical properties of CNTs . Examples of such devices Pictilisib clinical trial include nanoelectronic devices and optoelectronic components [2–4], actuators and oscillators [5–7], memory devices and switches [8, 9], and mechanical, chemical, biological, and thermal sensors [10–13]. Controlling the number of CNTs synthesized and their specific placement on nanostructures and
microstructures is critical to using the inherent properties of massively parallel-integrated CNTs for practical device applications. However, previously reported methods of integrating CNTs in CNT-based devices are low-throughput methods such as dispersion of CNTs followed by electron beam lithography patterning , dielectrophoresis Selleck LY2874455 [14–17], and pick-and-place manipulation . Although the assembly of individual CNTs at specific locations has previously been demonstrated using such methods, high-throughput batch Tideglusib fabrication has not been feasible over a large
area because of time-consuming, labor-intensive processes. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is scalable over a large area, so it is an attractive alternative for directly integrating individual CNTs into practical device applications. Accordingly, various methods of patterning nanocatalysts have been developed using electron beam lithography , nanoimprinting , polystyrene nanospheres , anodic aluminum oxide nanotemplates , nanocontact printing , and topographical contact holes  to synthesize individual CNTs under controlled conditions. We used nanostencil lithography as a method of patterning a nanocatalyst to demonstrate and characterize number- and location-controlled synthesis of CNTs. Nanostencil lithography has been widely used to fabricate various nanopatterns [25–28], nanoparticles [29, 30], and nanowires , and it is advantageous because it consists of a series of simple fabrication steps and because the stencil mask is reusable.