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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.
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices
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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...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
Boltzmann Transport Simulator for CNTs
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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.
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
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...
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...
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 ...
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,
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...
Carbon Nanotube Relay
16 Feb 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang
CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications
Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)
14 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang
Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...