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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. Putting the Electron’s Spin to Work

    14 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Ralph

    I will discuss recent progress in experimental techniques to control the orientations of nanoscale magnetic moments and electron spins, and to use these new means of control for applications. One...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11107

  2. Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials

    23 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11029

  3. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 3: Characterization and Modeling of Transport in Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Device Applications

    23 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ashkan Behnam

    Single‐walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films are transparent, conductive, and flexible materials. These films have uniform physical and electronic properties, and can be mass produced in a cost...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10569

  4. FETToy

    14 Feb 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anisur Rahman, Jing Wang, Jing Guo, Md. Sayed Hasan, Yang Liu, Akira Matsudaira, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom

    Calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs

    http://nanohub.org/resources/fettoy

  5. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 5: Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes: a Route to Nanoelectronics

    29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jianliang Xiao

    Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess extraordinary electrical properties, with many possible applications in electronics. Dense, horizontally aligned arrays of linearly configured SWNTs...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10571

  6. Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics

    18 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ken P. Chong

    One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10029

  7. Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices

    09 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9929

  8. ninithi

    13 May 2010 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Chanaka Suranjith Rupasinghe, Mufthas Rasikim

    ninithi which is a free and opensource modelling software, can be used to visualize and analyze carbon allotropes used in nanotechnology. You can generate 3-D visualization of Carbon nanotubes,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8987

  9. Self-Consistent Geometry, Density and Stiffness of Carbon Nanotubes

    05 May 2010 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8924

  10. 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,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8933

  11. Carbon nanotube bandstructure

    22 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Carbon nanotubes are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure, and can be categorized into single-walled nanotubes (SWNT) and multi-walled nanotubes (MWNT). These cylindrical carbon ...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8807

  12. ECET 499N Lecture 11: Carbon Nanotubes - Synthesis and Applications

    12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations

    Guest Lecture: Sungwon S. Kim

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8827

  13. ECET 499N Lecture 10: Nanomaterials

    12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8771

  14. Carbon Nanotube Relay

    01 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang

    CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntrelay

  15. Surface Characterization Studies of Carbon Materials: SS-DNA, SWCNT, Graphene, HOPG

    16 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov

    In this presentation examples of surface characterization studies of carbon specimens will be presented. (1) In particularly, the systematic XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) characterization...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8312

  16. CNT Mobility

    26 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yang Zhao, Albert Liao, Eric Pop

    Simulate field effect carrier mobility in back-gated CNTFET devices at low field

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntmob

  17. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6818

  18. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices 2

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6821

  19. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Various Crystal Systems

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the use of the Crystal Viewer Tool to visualize several crystal systems, including Si, GaAs, C60 Buckyball, and a carbon nanotube. Crystal systems are rotated in 3D, zoomed in...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6824

  20. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies

    08 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bharat Bhushan

    Fundamental nanotribological studies provide insight to molecular origins of interfacial phenomena including adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication. Friction and wear of lightly loaded...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6573

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