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Tags: carbon nanotubes

Description

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.

Resources (1-20 of 139)

  1. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntbte

  2. 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

  3. Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)

    14 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang

    Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cnia

  4. CNT Heterojunction Modeler

    20 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman

    Study the structure and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes with linear heterojunctions.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/heterojunction

  5. 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

  6. CNTbands

    14 Dec 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gyungseon Seol, Youngki Yoon, James K Fodor, Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira, Diego Kienle, Gengchiau Liang, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom, Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed

    This tool simulates E-k and DOS of CNTs and graphene nanoribbons.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntbands-ext

  7. CNTFET Lab

    13 Mar 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Neophytos Neophytou, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Eric Polizzi, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom

    Simulates ballistic transport properties in 3D Carbon NanoTube Field Effect Transistor (CNTFET) devices

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntfet

  8. CNTphonons

    30 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Marcelo Alejandro Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, J. P. Leburton

    Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntphonons

  9. CNT_bands

    09 Sep 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira

    Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntbands

  10. Crystal Viewer Tool

    22 Dec 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yuanchen Chu, Daniel F Mejia, James Fonseca, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck

    Visualize different crystal lattices and planes

    http://nanohub.org/resources/crystal_viewer

  11. Cylindrical CNT MOSFET Simulator

    22 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gloria Wahyu Budiman, Yunfei Gao, Xufeng Wang, Siyu Koswatta, Mark Lundstrom

    Simulate 2-D electrons transport in CNTFET

    http://nanohub.org/resources/moscntr

  12. 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

  13. MSL Simulator

    17 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): K. J. Cho

    Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials

    http://nanohub.org/resources/msl

  14. Nano Heatflow

    25 Sep 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, P. Alex Greaney, daniel richards, Jeffrey C Grossman, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Justin Riley

    Study the transfer of energy between the vibrational modes of a carbon nanotube.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nanoheatflow

  15. nanoJoule

    28 May 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian

    This tool performs a self-consistent simulation of the current-voltage curve of a metallic single-wall carbon nanotube with Joule heating.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/swntjiv

  16. Schottky-Barrier CNFET

    16 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong

    Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sbcnfet

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