Abstract and Keywords
This article considers the nanomanufacturing of hybrid devices using the self-assembly strategy. Hybrid devices utilize nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, organic molecules, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and nanowires. Examples include CNT-based circuits and molecular electronics. However, a major stumbling block holding back the practical applications of hybrid systems can be a lack of a mass-production method for such devices. This article first describes the direct patterning of nanostructures by means of dip-pen nanolithography and microcontact printing before discussing the fabrication of nanostructures using directed assembly. It also examines the mechanism of various assembly processes ofnanostructures and concludes with an overview of the characteristics of self-assembled hybrid nanodevices.
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