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. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2636

  2. BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers

    04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4712

  3. Boltzmann Transport Simulator for CNTs

    27 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zlatan Aksamija, Umberto Ravaioli

    Simulate Electron transport in Single-walled carbon nanotubes using an upwinding discretization of the Boltzmann transport equation in the relaxation time approximation.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntbte

  4. Buckypaper

    17 Apr 2013 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): shaheen goel

    the presentation gives a basic idea about the buckypaper and give breif details about the synthesis properties and applications of buckypaper

    http://nanohub.org/resources/17607

  5. Carbon Nanotechnology: Scientific and Technological Issues

    07 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joe Lyding

    Carbon nanotechnologies based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and graphene (a single atomic layer of graphite) are being pursued for a wide range of technological...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4089

  6. Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Pulmonary Toxicity Data Set

    14 Mar 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Jeremy M Gernand

    This data set contains the collected in vivo pulmonary toxicity results contained in 18 published studies conducted between 2004 and 2011 with single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. These data...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13515

  7. Carbon nanotube bandstructure

    22 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Carbon nanotubes are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure, and can be categorized into single-walled nanotubes (SWNT) and multi-walled nanotubes (MWNT). These cylindrical carbon ...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8807

  8. Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Modeling, Physics, and Applications

    30 Oct 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jing Guo

    In recent years, significant progress in understanding the physics of carbon nanotube electronic devices and in identifying potential applications has occurred. In a nanotube, low bias...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1928

  9. Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Modeling, Physics, and Applications

    28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jing Guo

    In recent years, significant progress in understanding the physics of carbon nanotube electronic devices and in identifying potential applications has occurred. In a nanotube, low bias transport...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18742

  10. Carbon Nanotube Relay

    16 Feb 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang

    CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntrelay

  11. Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)

    14 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang

    Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cnia

  12. Carbon NanoTubes: Structure - Properties - Applications

    19 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Yuri A Kruglyak

    Presentation slides for seminar given for students of Faculty of Computer Sciences of Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine by Prof. Yuri Kruglyak on May 22, 2008.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13530

  13. Carbon-Based Nanoswitch Logic

    28 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen A. Campbell

    This talk discusses a rather surprising possibility: the use of carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes and grapheneto make nanomechanical switches with at least an order of magnitude...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/17328

  14. carlos tuñoque

    http://nanohub.org/members/60504

  15. Carrier Statistics Lab: First-Time User Guide

    09 Mar 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

    This first-time user guide is an introduction to the Carrier Statistics Lab . It provides basic definitions, guidance on how to run the tool, and suggested exercises to help users get accustomed...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6443

  16. Chander Mohan Kaushik

    http://nanohub.org/members/141571

  17. Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices

    09 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9929

  18. Chowdhury, Prodipto

    http://nanohub.org/members/152180

  19. CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Wang

    Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2567

  20. CNT Heterojunction Modeler

    24 Jun 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman

    Study the structure and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes with linear heterojunctions.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/heterojunction