Flexible carbon-nanofiber connectors with anisotropic adhesion properties

Hyunhyub Ko, Zhenxing Zhang, Johnny C. Ho, Kuniharu Takei, Rehan Kapadia, Yu Lun Chueh, Weizhen Cao, Brett A. Cruden, Ali Javey

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Flexible carbon nanofiber (CNF) connectors are enabled by the direct transfer of vertical CNF arrays grown on silicon substrates to plastic substrates. The vertical geometry of the CNF arrays provides strong shear adhesion strength with minimal disengagement forces. By controlling the tilt angle of the CNF arrays, directional shear adhesion properties are enabled. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 4 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials


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