carbon_nanotubesNanotechnology is one of the emerging research areas in the scientific world. The field of carbon nanotubes has evolved over the years and has been one of hottest topics of research in the nanotechnology field. These carbon based nanostructures possess a wide variety of properties including high electrical and thermal conductivity and good mechanical properties. Our group works on growing carbon nanotubes on various substrates and studying features such as wetting and adhesion. In recent years, we have developed robust carbon nanotube coatings on steel, carbon nanotube adhesive tapes inspired by geckos, and superhydrophobic and steamphobic carbon nanotube surfaces for a variety of applications.

Recent Publications

1. Badge, I.; Bhawalkar, S. P.; Jia, L.; Dhinojwala, A. “Tuning surface wettability using single layered and hierarchically ordered arrays of spherical colloidal particles” Soft Matter 2013, 9, 3032-3040. pdficon_small

2. Badge, I.; Sethi, S; Dhinojwala, A. “Carbon Nanotube-Based Robust Steamphobic Surfaces” Langmuir 2011, 27(24), 14726-14731. 

3. Ge, L.; Ci, L.; Goyal, A.; Shi, R.; Mahadevan, L.; Ajayan, P. M.; Dhinojwala, A. “Cooperative Adhesion and Friction of Compliant Nanohairs” Nano Lett. 2010, 10(11), 4509-4513. 

4. Sethi, S; Dhinojwala, A. “Superhydrophobic Conductive Coatings for Steel” Langmuir 2009, 25(8), 4311-4313. 

5. Sethi, S.; Ge, L.; Ci, L.; Ajayan, P. M.; Dhinojwala, A. “Gecko-Inspired Carbon Nanotube-Based Self-Cleaning Adhesives” Nano Letters 2008, 8, 822-825.