Science, Vol.368, No.6493, 874-+, 2020
Precise pitch-scaling of carbon nanotube arrays within three-dimensional DNA nanotrenches
Precise fabrication of semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into densely aligned evenly spaced arrays is required for ultrascaled technology nodes. We report the precise scaling of inter-CNT pitch using a supramolecular assembly method called spatially hindered integration of nanotube electronics. Specifically, by using DNA brick crystal-based nanotrenches to align DNA-wrapped CNTs through DNA hybridization, we constructed parallel CNT arrays with a uniform pitch as small as 10.4 nanometers, at an angular deviation <2 degrees and an assembly yield >95%.