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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
20 Feb 2008 | | 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
01 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang
CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications
Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)
14 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang
Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects
CNT Heterojunction Modeler
20 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman
Study the structure and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes with linear heterojunctions.
26 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Yang Zhao, Albert Liao, Eric Pop
Simulate field effect carrier mobility in back-gated CNTFET devices at low field
14 Dec 2006 | | 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.
13 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Neophytos Neophytou, Shaikh S. Ahmed, POLIZZI ERIC, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom
Simulates ballistic transport properties in 3D Carbon NanoTube Field Effect Transistor (CNTFET) devices
30 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Marcelo Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, J. P. Leburton
Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.
09 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira
Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube
Crystal Viewer Tool
22 Dec 2007 | | 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
22 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gloria Wahyu Budiman, Yunfei Gao, Xufeng Wang, Siyu Koswatta, Mark Lundstrom
Simulate 2-D electrons transport in CNTFET
14 Feb 2006 | | 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 | | Contributor(s):: Kyeongjae Cho
Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials
25 Sep 2007 | | 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.
28 May 2008 | | 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 | | Contributor(s):: Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong
Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers
23 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Luca Bergamasco, Matteo Fasano, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Annalisa Cardellini, Matteo Morciano
Compute thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nano-tubes via NEMD method