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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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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...
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Spring 2004)
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07 Aug 2006 | Courses | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
A newer version of this course is now available
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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...
Resonant Tunneling Diodes: an Exercise
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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...
16 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong
Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers
Selected Properties of Carbon Nanostructures: from Exotic Fullerenes to Nanotubes
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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...
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
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
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
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...