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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.
Self-Consistent Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Hexagonal Arrays as Composite Reinforcements
05 May 2010 | Papers | Contributor(s): R. Byron Pipes
A self-consistent set of relationships is developed for the physical properties of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN) and their hexagonal arrays as a function of the chiral vector integer pair,...
Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale
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13 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
The trend in downscaling of electronic devices and the need to add functionalities such as sensing and nonvolatile memory to existing circuitry dictate that new approaches be developed for device...
Some Important Aspects of the Chemistry of Nanomaterials
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01 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): C.N.R. Rao
Keynote address for the launch of the Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development.
SPMW Nanomechanics: from nanotechnology to biology
08 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elisa Riedo
The development of new materials with size of few nanometers has opened a new field of scientific and technological research. The goal is to develop faster and better communication systems and...
SPMW Nanotube, nanoneedle and nanomeniscus: mechanical and wetting properties of modified AFM tip apex
08 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): J. P. AimÃ©
Among AFM microscopes, Dynamic force microscopes (DFM) are very sensitive to variation of minute forces involved in the interaction between the tip and the surface. However, despite numerous...
Surface Characterization Studies of Carbon Materials: SS-DNA, SWCNT, Graphene, HOPG
16 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
In this presentation examples of surface characterization studies of carbon specimens will be presented. (1) In particularly, the systematic XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) characterization...
SURI 2003 Conference
21 Apr 2004 | Workshops
2003 SURI Conference Proceedings
The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes
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19 Aug 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Albrecht, Kyle Ritter, Laura Ruppalt
This presentation covers the Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian approach to tunneling and its application to STM/carbon nanotubes.
The Effect of Physical Geometry on the Frequency Response of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors
03 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dave Lyzenga
In order for carbon nanotube (CNT) electrical devices to be fabricated, it is necessary to obtain modifiable operation characteristics. Developing parametric equations to achieve this...
The Effect of Temperature Control on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes
29 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott
The effect of thermostat configurations on the mechanical behavior of empty and butane (n-C4H10) filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular dynamics...
The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics
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11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of large-area macro-electronics, and fabricating thin-film transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent...
The Novel Nanostructures of Carbon
28 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gene Dresselhaus
A brief review will be given of the physical underpinnings of carbon nanostructures that were developed over the past 60 years, starting with the electronic structure and physical properties of...
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges...
The Role of Dimensionality on Phonon-Limited Charge Transport: from CNTs to Graphene
27 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jing Li, Yann-Michel Niquet
IWCE 2015 presentation.
Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering
04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suresh V. Garimella
Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for
achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits.
Emerging thermal microsystems technologies...
Towards Multi-Scale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Transistors
21 Sep 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom, M. P. Anantram
Multiscale simulation approaches are needed in order to address scientific and technological
questions in the rapidly developing field of carbon nanotube electronics. In this paper, we...
Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics
18 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ken P. Chong
One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in...
Tribological Properties of Carbon Nanotube Bundles
03 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott
The tribological properties of carbon nanotube(CNT) bundles are investigated in this research using classical molecular dynamics(MD) simulations. Bundle of hollow single walled CNT or CNT filled...
Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | 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...
Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons
16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Thermal boundary resistance
Real interfaces and measurements
Carbon nanotube interfaces
“Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative...