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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5725-5751;

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

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 352600, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
NanoFacture, Inc., P.O. Box 52651, Bellevue, WA 98015, USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: review; electric field; nanowire; nanotubes; assembly; sensors review; electric field; nanowire; nanotubes; assembly; sensors
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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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