Advanced Functional Materials
Advances in Precise Structure Control and Assembly toward the Carbon Nanotube Industry
Zhenxing Zhu, Chaojie Cui, Yunxiang Bai, Jun Gao, Yaxin Jiang, Bofan Li, Yao Wang, Qiang Zhang, Weizhong Qian, Fei Wei
The commercialization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) depends on rapid development in precise structure control and morphological assembly technology. In article number 2109401,Weizhong Qian, Fei Wei, and co-workers summarize the catalytic growth mechanism of defect-free CNTs. The template-assisted morphological assembly is subsequently introduced as an efficient route towards their mass production. Finally, more cutting-edge applications are presented with potential breakthroughs in fibers, energy, and electronics.