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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5725-5751; doi:10.3390/s120505725

Electric Field Guided Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanostructures for High Performance Sensors

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 352600, Seattle, WA 98195, USA 2 NanoFacture, Inc., P.O. Box 52651, Bellevue, WA 98015, USA 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA 4 World Class University (WCU) Program, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Cheoncheon Suwon, 440-746, Korea These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 29 February 2012 / Revised: 12 April 2012 / Accepted: 2 May 2012 / Published: 4 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomarkers and Nanosensors: New Approaches for Biology and Medicine)
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Various nanowire or nanotube-based devices have been demonstrated to fulfill the anticipated future demands on sensors. To fabricate such devices, electric field-based methods have demonstrated a great potential to integrate one-dimensional nanostructures into various forms. This review paper discusses theoretical and experimental aspects of the working principles, the assembled structures, and the unique functions associated with electric field-based assembly. The challenges and opportunities of the assembly methods are addressed in conjunction with future directions toward high performance sensors.
Keywords: review; electric field; nanowire; nanotubes; assembly; sensors review; electric field; nanowire; nanotubes; assembly; sensors
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Brown, D.A.; Kim, J.-H.; Lee, H.-B.; Fotouhi, G.; Lee, K.-H.; Liu, W.K.; Chung, J.-H. Electric Field Guided Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanostructures for High Performance Sensors. Sensors 2012, 12, 5725-5751.

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