Tags: carbon nanotubes

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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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  9. neha rai

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  10. New Dimension in Performance: Harnessing 3D Integration Technology

    29 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kerry Bernstein

    Despite generation on generation of scaling, computer chips have remained essentially 2-dimensional. Improvements in on-chip wire delay, and in the total number of inputs and outputs has not been...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3596

  11. ninithi

    13 May 2010 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Chanaka Suranjith Rupasinghe, Mufthas Rasikim

    ninithi which is a free and opensource modelling software, can be used to visualize and analyze carbon allotropes used in nanotechnology. You can generate 3-D visualization of Carbon nanotubes,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8987

  12. Oligodeoxyribonucleotide Association with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    06 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer McDonald

    Commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) tend to aggregate as ropes and bundles during production making them of little use in many scientific and industrial applications. An...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3009

  13. On the Reliability of Micro-Electronic Devices: An Introductory Lecture on Negative Bias Temperature Instability

    03 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    In 1930s Bell Labs scientists chose to focus on Siand Ge, rather than better known semiconductors like Ag2S and Cu2S, mostly because of their reliable performance. Their choice was rewarded with...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/193

  14. Optimization of Transistor Design for Carbon Nanotubes

    21 Jan 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jing Guo

    We have developed a self-consistent atomistic simulator for CNTFETs. Using the simulator, we show that a recently reported high-performance CNTFET delivers a near ballistic on-current. The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/970

  15. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11107

  16. Quantum and Atomistic Effects in Nanoelectronic Transport Devices

    28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Neophytos Neophytou

    As devices scale towards atomistic sizes, researches in silicon electronic device technology are investigating alternative structures and materials. As predicted by the International Roadmap for...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18705

  17. Quantum Dots

    26 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such, they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/189

  18. Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Spring 2004)

    07 Aug 2006 | Courses | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Spring 2004 Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Course Information...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1490

  19. Random Forest Model Objects for Pulmonary Toxicity Risk Assessment

    17 Apr 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Gernand

    This download contains MATLAB treebagger or Random Forest (RF) model objects created via meta-analysis of nanoparticle rodent pulmonary toxicity experiments. The ReadMe.txt file contains object...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/17539

  20. Resonant Tunneling Diodes: an Exercise

    06 Jan 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): H.-S. Philip Wong

    This homework assignment was created by H.-S. Philip Wong for EE 218 "Introduction to Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" (Stanford University). It includes a couple of simple "warm up" exercises...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/891