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100 amps of electricity crackle in a vacuum chamber, creating a spark that transforms carbon vapor into tiny structures. Depending on the conditions, these structures can be shaped like little, 60-atom soccer balls, or like rolled-up tubes of atoms, arranged in a chicken-wire pattern, with rounded ends. These tiny, carbon nanotubes, discovered by Sumio Iijima at NEC labs in 1991, have amazing properties. They are 100 times stronger than steel, but weigh only one-sixth as much. They are incredibly resilient under physical stress; even when kinked to a 120-degree angle, they will bounce back to their original form, undamaged. And they can carry electrical current at levels that would vaporize ordinary copper wires.

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Questions & Answers (1-11 of 11)

  1. Cap interaction between 2 nanotubes facing each other

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    Is it possible to use nanomaterials simulation tool kit to compute the potential energy minima between the two capped nanotube facing each other?

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/724

  2. Carbon nanotube structure model?

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    Dear fellow members, is there a carbon nanotube model here of a few nanometers I could get in either XYZ or preferably PDB file, minimized?

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/488

  3. Does the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes depend on length

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    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/683

  4. how to compute the potential relief of DWNT

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    which tool is to be used if i want to compute the potential relief of an double wall nanotube? whats the difference between molecular dynamics simulation and ab initio calculation.

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/671

  5. how to obtain http proxy:port to launch carbon nanotube interconnect analyser

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    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/463

  6. How to simulate carbon nanotubes for single and multi walled for thermal conductivity

    Open | Responses: 1

    is there any tool to simulate the thermal conductivity for single walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/555

  7. How we can use CNT as a channel in FETs?.

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    What is the difference b/w nano particles and nano objects?

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/673

  8. I looking for any information about chirality of Double-wall Nanotube?

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    Hi all,

    I looking for any information about chirality of Double Wall CNT?

    Thanks. 

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/1413

  9. Is it possible to do some simulation with boron nitride nanotube? I just saw with CNT but looking with BNNT

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    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/635

  10. multiple tube CNFET

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    Sir I am wishing to design multiple tube CNFET, but I cann’t choose the tool suitable for it. Please inform me which should be preferred

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/351

  11. The electrical field from the gate of CNFET can not affect the transistor.

    Open | Responses: 2

    Hi all,

    I tried to fabricate the Carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNFET) for around half a year, however, none of them is working till now. The main problem was the source to...

    http://nanohub.org/answers/question/60

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