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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. A New Terahertz Heterodyne Detector Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sigfrid Yngvesson

    We present non-invasive methods for improving the sensitivity of label-free biosensors that offer the advantage of rapid and real-time detection but suffer from relatively low sensitivity. We...


  2. Aaron Franklin

    Aaron Franklin received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2008 and his B.S.E. degree from Arizona State University in 2004, both in electrical engineering. Since 2009, he has been a Research...



    Third year phd student


  4. Abhisek Kole


  5. Abu Raihan


  6. Aditya Deshpande


  7. Akshay Kumar Mahadev Arabhavi


  8. An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics

    26 Oct 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 that are less than...


  9. Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices

    12 Mar 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Ma. Elena Calixto-Olalde, Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres

    The design of nanometric electronic devices requires novel materials for improving their electrical performance from stages of design until their fabrication. Until now, several DC electrical...


  10. Arpit Baral


  11. Ashkan Behnam

    Research assistant at University of Florida


  12. Asmit Kumar Soni



  13. Atomic Force Microscopy

    29 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...


  14. Atomistic Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes are studied by using classical molecular dynamics simulations. Especially, the effects of filling, temperature, and functionalization on CNT's...


  15. Bagavathi Shivakumar


  16. Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons

    14 Jun 2007 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Seokmin Hong, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong...


  17. Baskaran Karthikeyan

    A Curious Student involved in science


  18. Bending Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

    21 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The effect of filling carbon nanotubes on the mechanical, especially bending, behavior of empty and filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular...


  19. BME 695L Lecture 5: Nanomaterials for Core Design

    03 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary

    See references below for related reading. 5.1      Introduction 5.1.1    core building blocks 5.1.2    functional...


  20. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...