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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.
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Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials
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11 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
This presentation will describe thermal transport processes at solid-solid material interfaces. An overview of applications in the electronics industry will serve to motivate the subject, and then...
hiader abdul razaq
Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces
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01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics
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12 Oct 2005 | Series | 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...
Introduction to CNTbands
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28 Jun 2007 | Series | 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...
Introduction to FETToy
03 Jul 2007 | Series | 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...
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...
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...