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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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A CNTFET-Based Nanowired Induction Two-Way Transducers
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05 Sep 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Rostyslav Sklyar
A complex of the induction magnetic field two-way nanotransducers of the different physical values for both the external and implantable interfaces in a wide range of arrays are summarized. …
Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices
12 Mar 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Ma. Elena Calixto-Olalde, Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres
The design of nanometric electronic devices requires novel materials for improving their electrical performance from stages of design until their fabrication. Until now, several DC electrical …
Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Modeling, Physics, and Applications
30 Oct 2006 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jing Guo
In recent years, significant progress in understanding the physics of carbon nanotube electronic devices and in identifying potential applications has occurred. In a nanotube, low bias transport …
Direct mechanical measurement of the tensile strength and elastic modulus of multiwalled carbon nanotubes
07 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk
This work represents the first in-situ measurenment of the tensile strength of a carbon nanotuube.
Model Validation Document for "A Meta-Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Pulmonary Toxicity Studies – How Physical Dimensions and Impurities Affect the Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes"
19 Nov 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Gernand, Elizabeth Casman
This document contains model learning statistics, and structure of the models utilized in the paper “A meta-analysis of carbon nanotube pulmonary toxicity studies – How physical dimensions and …
Multiple Transfers of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Silicon Wafers
18 Mar 2009 | Publications | Contributor(s): Alan Salvador Teran
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have many applications, including high speed transistor devices (see Figure 1). SWCNTs are grown on single-crystal quartz wafers and then transferred onto …
Self-Consistent Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Hexagonal Arrays as Composite Reinforcements
05 May 2010 | Publications | Contributor(s): R. Byron Pipes
A self-consistent set of relationships is developed for the physical properties of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN) and their hexagonal arrays as a function of the chiral vector integer pair, …
Towards Multi-Scale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Transistors
20 Sep 2006 | Publications | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom, M. P. Anantram
Multiscale simulation approaches are needed in order to address scientific and technological questions in the rapidly developing field of carbon nanotube electronics. In this paper, we describe …
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