Table 1

CNTs growth characteristics on various substrate and their potential applications
Substrate CNT characteristics Potential applications in

Untreated quartz

Fe-deposited quartz

Well aligned, uniform

Well aligned, uniform, well adhered

Optical limiting devices

Do

HF-treated silicon

Fe-deposited silicon

No CNT growth

Densed, uniform, long aligned growth

Field emission devices, nanosensor devices
Silicon oxide Uniform, well-aligned growth Nanoelectronics, nanosensor devices, CNTFET
Silicon nitride-deposited silicon Uniform, long aligned growth, bundle form Nanoelectronics, CNTFET, composites (mechanical strength), nanosensor

Copper

Stainless steel mesh

No CNT growth

Uniform, non-aligned, not well adhered

Field emission devices super capacitor

Handuja et al.

Handuja et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2010 5:1211-1216   doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9628-8

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