Large-area, highly ordered array of graphitic carbon materials using surface active chitosan prepatterns

Youn Kyoung Baek, Dae Woo Kim, Seung Bo Yang, Jung Goo Lee, Young Kuk Kim, Hee Tae Jung

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We demonstrate that chitosan prepatterns can generate not only highly periodic DNA pattern but also various types of graphitic carbon materials such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fluorescence imaging and Raman spectroscopic results revealed that the graphitic carbon materials were selectively deposited on the surface of the periodic chitosan patterns by the electrostatic interaction between protonated amine groups of chitosan and the negative charged carbon materials. One proof-of-concept application of the system to the fabrication of electrical devices based on the micropatterns of SWNTs and RGO was also demonstrated. The strategy to use highly surface active chitosan pattern that can easily fabricate highly periodic pattern via a variety of lithographic tools may pave the way for the production of periodic arrays of graphitic carbon materials for large area device integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1228
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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