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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. Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Pulmonary Toxicity Data Set

    14 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jeremy M Gernand

    This data set contains the collected in vivo pulmonary toxicity results contained in 18 published studies conducted between 2004 and 2011 with single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. These data include characterization measurements of the CNT samples as well as observed animal toxic responses...

  2. HARISH A RAO

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  3. carlos tuñoque

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  4. Direct mechanical measurement of the tensile strength and elastic modulus of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

    07 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Demczyk, Y.M. Wang, J. Cumings, M. Hetman, W. Han, A. Zettl. R. O. Ritchie

    This work represents the first in-situ measurenment of the tensile strength of a carbon nanotuube.

  5. In-situ carbon nanotube tensile test

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

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

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

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

    See references below for related reading.5.1      Introduction5.1.1    core building blocks5.1.2    functional cores5.1.3    functionalizing the core surface5.2      Ferric...

  7. Abu Raihan

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  8. Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons

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

    Outline:Thermal boundary resistanceElectronic transportReal interfaces and measurementsCarbon nanotube interfaces

  9. 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...

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  10. Heeyuen Koh

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

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

  12. Bagavathi Shivakumar

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

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

  14. Putting the Electron’s Spin to Work

    14 Apr 2011 | | 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 powerful new capability arises from the fact that thin magnetic layers can act as filters for spins.

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

    23 Mar 2011 | | 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 phonons--will be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...

  16. 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...

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  17. Esteve Amat

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  18. 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 | | 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 effective manner. Due to these favorable properties, they have been suggested for various applications...

  19. FETToy

    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

  20. 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?

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