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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.
2003 Molecular Conduction Workshop Agenda
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09 Jul 2003 | Presentation Materials
This workshop brought together leading groups in this field to discuss status and key challenges in molecular electronics. Both experimental and theoretical/modeling efforts were discussed.
2004 Linking Bio and Nano Symposium
26 Jul 2004 | Workshops
Explore ways universities can work together in Bio-NanoTechnology. Discover research opportunities in this emerging area. Network with professionals and researchers who share common interests....
2004 Molecular Conduction Workshop
08 Jul 2004 | Workshops
The tutorials supplied below were part of the Molecular Conduction Workshop held at Northwestern University in July of 2004.
2005 Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop
27 Jul 2005 | Workshops
This is the 3rd in a series of annual workshops on Molecular Conduction. The prior workshops have been at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (2003) and Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL...
3D Molecular Models
21 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as...
A CNTFET-Based Nanowired Induction Two-Way Transducers
05 Sep 2012 | Papers | 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....
A Comparative Study of nanoHUB Tools for the Simulation of Carbon-based FETs
03 Sep 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Jose M. de la Rosa
This work compares the different tools available in nanoHUB for the electrical simulation of carbon- based field-effect transistors made up of either carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene. ...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement...
A New Terahertz Heterodyne Detector Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sigfrid Yngvesson
We present non-invasive methods for improving the sensitivity of label-free biosensors that offer the advantage of rapid and real-time detection but suffer from relatively low sensitivity. We...
An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics
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26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than...
Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices
12 Mar 2013 | Papers | 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...
Atomic Force Microscopy
01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...
Atomistic Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials
16 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott
The mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes are studied by using classical molecular dynamics simulations. Especially, the effects of filling, temperature, and functionalization on CNT's...
Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons
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14 Jun 2007 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Seokmin Hong, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong...
Bending Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
21 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott
The effect of filling carbon nanotubes on the mechanical, especially bending, behavior of empty and filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular...
BME 695L Lecture 5: Nanomaterials for Core Design
03 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
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BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
Boltzmann Transport Simulator for CNTs
20 Feb 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zlatan Aksamija, Umberto Ravaioli
Simulate Electron transport in Single-walled carbon nanotubes using an upwinding discretization of the Boltzmann transport equation in the relaxation time approximation.