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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.

Learn more about carbon nanotubes from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Carbon nanotubes can be found here.

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  1. MSE 376 Lecture 6: Carbon Nanomaterials, part 1

    22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2503

  2. MSE 376 Lecture 8: Carbon Nanomaterials, part 3

    22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2509

  3. What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?

    26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach

    In this tutorial, I will present a brief overview of the ways that transmission electron microscopy can be used to characterize nanoscale materials. This tutorial will emphasize what TEM does...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2359

  4. Dendrimer-Templated Catalyst for Controlled Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD

    20 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Placidus Amama

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an important class of materials with several technological applications because they possess unparalleled properties in terms of ballistic electrical conductivity,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2341

  5. SPMW Nanotube, nanoneedle and nanomeniscus: mechanical and wetting properties of modified AFM tip apex

    12 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): J. P. Aimé

    Among AFM microscopes, Dynamic force microscopes (DFM) are very sensitive to variation of minute forces involved in the interaction between the tip and the surface. However, despite numerous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2103

  6. SPMW Nanomechanics: from nanotechnology to biology

    12 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elisa Riedo

    The development of new materials with size of few nanometers has opened a new field of scientific and technological research. The goal is to develop faster and better communication systems and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2101

  7. Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces

    01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2317

  8. Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What are the Issues, What do we know, and What is NIOSH Doing

    21 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Charles L. Geraci

    Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What are the Issues, What do we know, and What is NIOSH Doing

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2008

  9. Nanoelectronic Architectures

    24 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Greg Snider

    Nanoelectronic architectures at this point are necessarily speculative: We are still evaluating many different approaches to fabrication and are exploring unconventional devices made possible at...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/181

  10. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1186

  11. Electrodeposition of Palladium as an Ohmic Contact for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    03 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brent Penque, David Janes

    Carbon nanotubes are being researched extensively for their unique conductive properties. Controlled growth of vertical single-walled carbon nanotubes, however, has not yet been possible. This...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1663

  12. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  13. What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics

    28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

    Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1604

  14. Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller

    Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1487

  15. EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rich Goldman

    Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state of the semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with a special focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1220

  16. The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of large-area macro-electronics, and fabricating thin-film transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1214

  17. Molecular Dynamics Studies of Gaseous Transport

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ki-Ho Lee, Jason Myers, Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have generated a great deal of interest due to their unique properties. In this study, we examine the transport properties of various nanotubes using REBO-MD to determine...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1198

  18. Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suresh V. Garimella

    Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1182

  19. Tribological Properties of Carbon Nanotube Bundles

    03 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The tribological properties of carbon nanotube(CNT) bundles are investigated in this research using classical molecular dynamics(MD) simulations. Bundle of hollow single walled CNT or CNT filled...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1168

  20. The Effect of Temperature Control on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes

    29 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The effect of thermostat configurations on the mechanical behavior of empty and butane (n-C4H10) filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular dynamics...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1140

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