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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. MSE 376 Lecture 6: Carbon Nanomaterials, part 1

    22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2503

  2. MSE 376 Lecture 7: Carbon Nanomaterials, part 2

    22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2506

  3. MSE 376 Lecture 8: Carbon Nanomaterials, part 3

    22 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2509

  4. MSL Simulator

    17 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): K. J. Cho

    Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials

    http://nanohub.org/resources/msl

  5. Multiple Transfers of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Silicon Wafers

    20 Mar 2009 | Papers | Contributor(s): Alan Salvador Teran

    Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have many applications, including high speed transistor devices (see Figure 1). SWCNTs are grown on single-crystal quartz wafers and then transferred onto...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6504

  6. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/members/53203

  7. Nano Carbon: From ballistic transistors to atomic drumheads

    14 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul L. McEuen

    Carbon takes many forms, from precious diamonds to lowly graphite. Surprisingly, it is the latter that is the most prized by nano physicists. Graphene, a single layer of graphite, can serve as an...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4398

  8. Nano Heatflow

    17 Dec 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, P. Alex Greaney, daniel richards, Jeffrey C Grossman, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Justin Riley

    Study the transfer of energy between the vibrational modes of a carbon nanotube.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nanoheatflow

  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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11235

  10. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11304

  11. Nanodevices: A Bottom-up View

    20 Jun 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a top-down approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a bottom-up approach where we...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/385

  12. Nanoelectronic Architectures

    28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Greg Snider

    Nanoelectronic architectures at this point are necessarily speculative: We are still evaluating many different approaches to fabrication and are exploring unconventional devices made possible at...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/181

  13. Nanoelectronics/Mechanics With Carbon Nanotubes

    12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ji-Yong Park

    In this talk, I will present efforts to understand electrical/mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by combining electric transport measurements and the scanning probe microscopy.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/157

  14. Nanoelectronics: The New Frontier?

    26 May 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths of only 50 nm, and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/185

  15. nanoJoule

    10 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian

    This tool performs a self-consistent simulation of the current-voltage curve of a metallic single-wall carbon nanotube with Joule heating.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/swntjiv

  16. Nanomaterials: Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Nanotubes

    10 Aug 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a quantum dot? What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are these interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/376

  17. Nanostructure Engineered Sensors for Gas Detection in Space and Terrestrial Applications

    01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jing Li

    A nanosensor technology has been developed using single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on a pair of interdigitated electrodes (IDE) processed with a silicon-based microfabrication and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/463

  18. Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What are the Issues, What do we know, and What is NIOSH Doing

    21 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Chuck L Geraci

    Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What are the Issues, What do we know, and What is NIOSH Doing

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2008

  19. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies

    08 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bharat Bhushan

    Fundamental nanotribological studies provide insight to molecular origins of interfacial phenomena including adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication. Friction and wear of lightly loaded...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6573

  20. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639