Paper: Long Lifetime, Superhydrophobic, Free-standing Carbon Infiltrated Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Structures
Karlheinz Strobl(a) and Fahd Rajab(b)(c)
(a)CVD Equipment Corporation, 355 S. Technology Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722, USA
(b)Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Najran University, Saudi Arabia
(c)Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronic Devices (PCSED), Advanced Materials and Nano-Research Centre, Najran University, P.O. Box: 1988, Najran 11001, Saudi Arabia.
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Long lifetime, free-standing, superhydrophobic, carbon infiltrated vertically aligned carbon nanotube structures (ct-VACNT) are prepared by VLS assisted VACNT growth on photolithographic patterned catalyst wafers, followed by a carbon infiltration process creating c-VACNT precursor structures