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Etching Treatment of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for the Application to Biosensor

바이오센서로의 응용을 위한 수직 배열된 탄소나노튜브의 식각처리

  • 최은창 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 박용섭 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 최원석 (한밭대학교 전기공학부) ;
  • 홍병유 (성균관대학교 정보통신공학부)
  • Published : 2008.07.01

Abstract

The metal catalyst particles which there is as impurities on a tip part of carbon nanotube (CNT) are not good to apply it to a nano-electronic device. It was very important the opening of CNT-tip to fix a target bio material and a material to accept in CNT in a biosensor, so we performed $HNO_3$ wet etching to remove the metal catalyst particle which there was on a tip part of CNT grown up in the study and observed the opened CNT-tip with etching time. We synthesized the CNTs using a HF-PECVD method and choses the CNT length of 700 nm for the application of nano-electronic device such as a biosensor etc.. We observed the opened CNT-tip with wet etching times of $HNO_3$ (10, 30, 60 min). From the results, we observed that the CNT-tip was opened with the increase of wet etching time lively. In case of CNTs etched during 60 min, we confirmed that there was not the ratio of Ni included in CNTsI as catalyst. Conclusively, in the case of CNT etched for 60 minutes, it is completely good for application of a biosensor and, in addition, the metal-free CNTs will contribute to the application of other nanoelectronic devices.

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