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. sandeep Yadav

    http://nanohub.org/members/149702

  2. Sanghamitra Anand

    http://nanohub.org/members/158926

  3. Schottky-Barrier CNFET

    16 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong

    Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sbcnfet

  4. Selected Properties of Carbon Nanostructures: from Exotic Fullerenes to Nanotubes

    31 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Manfred M. Kappes

    The talk presents results from ongoing projects in the field of carbon nanostructures: (i) Mass selected ion beam soft-landing has been used to generate exotic fullerene materials comprising...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4206

  5. Self-Consistent Geometry, Density and Stiffness of Carbon Nanotubes

    05 May 2010 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8924

  6. 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,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8933

  7. Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/196

  8. SHABAB AHMAD

    http://nanohub.org/members/168377

  9. Some Important Aspects of the Chemistry of Nanomaterials

    01 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): C.N.R. Rao

    Keynote address for the launch of the Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4838

  10. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2101

  11. SPMW Nanotube, nanoneedle and nanomeniscus: mechanical and wetting properties of modified AFM tip apex

    08 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): J. P. Aimé

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2103

  12. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8312

  13. SURI 2003 Conference

    21 Apr 2004 | Workshops

    2003 SURI Conference Proceedings

    http://nanohub.org/resources/134

  14. The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes

    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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/382

  15. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3044

  16. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1140

  17. The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1214

  18. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3997

  19. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18867

  20. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25138