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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.

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  1. 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....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/135

  2. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/511

  3. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/140

  4. Mini-Workshop on Carbon-Nanotube FETs

    13 May 2003 | Workshops

    This informal one-day workshop was intended to discuss theory, modeling, and simulation for CNT-electronics, specifically FETs. The objective was to kick off an NSF-funded project on the modeling...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/132

  5. SURI 2003 Conference

    07 Aug 2003 | Workshops

    2003 SURI Conference Proceedings

    http://nanohub.org/resources/134

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