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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.

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  1. In-situ carbon nanotube tensile test

    07 Oct 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk

    This represents the first in-situ tensile test observed in a transmission electron microscope.


  2. BME 695L Lecture 5: Nanomaterials for Core Design

    03 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary

    See references below for related reading. 5.1      Introduction 5.1.1    core building blocks 5.1.2    functional...


  3. Abu Raihan


  4. Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons

    16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Outline: Thermal boundary resistance Electronic transport Real interfaces and measurements Carbon nanotube interfaces “Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative...


  5. Lourdu Deepak

    Hi friends, Currently i'm doing my master in VLSI design, and looking forward to a project in Nano electronics which is totally related to nano fabrication and nano FINFETs and all other explained...


  6. Heeyuen Koh


  7. Nanodays - Space—Lab on Chip Technology: The final frontier

    18 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Marshall Porterfield

    D. Marshall Porterfield is a Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering with a joint appointment in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Dr. Porterfield received his B.S. from the...


  8. Bagavathi Shivakumar


  9. NanoDays - Artificial Photosynthesis with Biomimetic Nanomaterials: Self-Repairing Solar Cells

    05 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jong Hyun Choi

    Purdue NanoDays Purdue University Office of Engagement NANOVIS Incorporated Purdue Research Park Barnds & Thornburg, LLP Conexus Indiana Intel Corporation nano Professor Verso Paper...


  10. Putting the Electron’s Spin to Work

    14 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Ralph

    I will discuss recent progress in experimental techniques to control the orientations of nanoscale magnetic moments and electron spins, and to use these new means of control for applications. One...


  11. Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials

    23 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and...


  12. Nadya Mason

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Nadya Mason received her bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University in 1995 and received...


  13. Esteve Amat


  14. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 3: Characterization and Modeling of Transport in Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Device Applications

    23 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ashkan Behnam

    Single‐walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films are transparent, conductive, and flexible materials. These films have uniform physical and electronic properties, and can be mass produced in a cost...


  15. FETToy

    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


  16. Cap interaction between 2 nanotubes facing each other

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    Is it possible to use nanomaterials simulation tool kit to compute the potential energy minima between the two capped nanotube facing each other?


  17. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 5: Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes: a Route to Nanoelectronics

    29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jianliang Xiao

    Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess extraordinary electrical properties, with many possible applications in electronics. Dense, horizontally aligned arrays of linearly configured SWNTs...


  18. Does the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes depend on length

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  19. How we can use CNT as a channel in FETs?.

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    What is the difference b/w nano particles and nano objects?


  20. how to compute the potential relief of DWNT

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    which tool is to be used if i want to compute the potential relief of an double wall nanotube? whats the difference between molecular dynamics simulation and ab initio calculation.