Synthesis and Structural studies of CNT/Cu composites: future lightweight wires

Shivani Dhall, S.K Tripathi

1Department of Physics, DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
2Department of Physics, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, India

In this work, synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and Copper (Cu) based composite is presented keeping in mind their applications today and in the near future. CNTs are emerging as the most promising conducting wires in interconnection technology due to their higher electrical conductivity and extraordinary current-carrying capacity. Increased portability, versatility and ubiquity of electronics devices are a result of their progressive miniaturization, requiring current flow through narrow channels. We have adopted, electrodeposition technique for the deposition of Cu nanoparticles on the layer of CNTs. We have found that, Cu deposition effect the CNTs structural properties in significant way. CNTs/Cu composites shows high conductivity and ampacity, making it uniquely suited for applications in microscale electronics and inverters.

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