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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. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10571

  2. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12256

  3. Inelastic Transport in Carbon Nanotube Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

    28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Siyu Koswatta

    Discovered in the early 1990's, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are found to have exceptional physical characteristics compared to conventional semiconductor materials, with much potential for devices...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18707

  4. Interfacing Carbon Nanotubes with Biological Systems: From Biosensors to Cellular Transporters

    12 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hongjie Dai

    This talk will discuss two relatively new topics in carbon nanotube research. The first is nanotubes for chemical and biological sensors, an exploration motivated by the ultra high surface area of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/172

  5. Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics

    12 Oct 2005 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have interesting, structure-dependent electronic properties. In particular, CNTs can be a metallic or semiconducting depending on the way in which the carbon atoms are...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/231

  6. Introduction to CNTbands

    28 Jun 2007 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the CNTbands simulator. A brief introduction to CNTbands is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2843

  7. Introduction to FETToy

    03 Jul 2007 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the FETToy simulator. A brief introduction to FETToy is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2844

  8. Irradiation and Nanomechanics of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sharon K. Pregler, Susan Sinnott

    Irradiation of nanotube structures with electron and ion beams has been used to produce functionalized nanotubes and fundamentally new structures, including junctions. Here, we build on previous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1114

  9. Joshua Wood

    http://nanohub.org/members/33112

  10. Journey Along the Carbon Road

    19 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhihong Chen

    I will discuss two distinct topics: In the first part of my talk I will present results on carbon nanotubes focusing on high performance computing with the aim to replace silicon in logic device...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13350

  11. Justin Koepke

    http://nanohub.org/members/27307

  12. Kartik Kapoor

    http://nanohub.org/members/88088

  13. Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes

    23 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller

    Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1487

  14. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/members/56686

  15. 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

  16. Model Validation Document for "A Meta-Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Pulmonary Toxicity Studies – How Physical Dimensions and Impurities Affect the Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes"

    19 Nov 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Gernand, Elizabeth Casman

    This document contains model learning statistics, and structure of the models utilized in the paper “A meta-analysis of carbon nanotube pulmonary toxicity studies – How physical dimensions and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15901

  17. Modern X-ray Scattering Methods for Nanoscale Materials Analysis

    15 Oct 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard J. Matyi

    Since its discovery by von Laue in 1912, X-ray diffraction has become an indispensable tool for structure determinations in the physical and biological sciences. X-rays are characterized by high...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5580

  18. Mohammed AlMoataz Tammous

    http://nanohub.org/members/149625

  19. Molecular Dynamics Studies of Gaseous Transport

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ki-Ho Lee, Jason Myers, Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have generated a great deal of interest due to their unique properties. In this study, we examine the transport properties of various nanotubes using REBO-MD to determine...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1198

  20. Moore's Law Forever?

    10 Aug 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    This talk covers the big technological changes in the 20th and 21st century that were correctly predicted by Gordon Moore in 1965. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a silicon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/188