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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.
Boltzmann Transport Simulator for CNTs
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27 Mar 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.
Carbon Nanotube Relay
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16 Feb 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang
CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications
Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)
14 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang
Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects
CNT Heterojunction Modeler
24 Jun 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.
20 Jan 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yang Zhao, Albert Liao, Eric Pop
Simulate field effect carrier mobility in back-gated CNTFET devices at low field
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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.
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09 Feb 2007 | 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
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01 Jun 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.
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
Crystal Viewer Tool
11 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yuanchen Chu, Fan Chen, Daniel F Mejia, James Fonseca, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck
Visualize different crystal lattices and planes
Cylindrical CNT MOSFET Simulator
19 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gloria Wahyu Budiman, Yunfei Gao, Xufeng Wang, Siyu Koswatta, Mark Lundstrom
Simulate 2-D electrons transport in CNTFET
23 Feb 2011 | 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
17 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): K. J. Cho
Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials
17 Dec 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.
10 Jul 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.
16 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong
Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers