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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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  1. Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 5: A Day of In-Class Simulation: MD of Carbon Nanostructures

    13 Feb 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin

    In this lecture we carry out simulations in-class, with guidance from the instructors. We use the LAMMPS tool (within the nanoHUB simulation toolkit for this course). Examples include...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4037

  2. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6818

  3. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices 2

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6821

  4. Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Various Crystal Systems

    12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the use of the Crystal Viewer Tool to visualize several crystal systems, including Si, GaAs, C60 Buckyball, and a carbon nanotube. Crystal systems are rotated in 3D, zoomed in...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6824

  5. Crystal Viewer Tool

    22 Dec 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yuanchen Chu, Daniel F Mejia, James Fonseca, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck

    Visualize different crystal lattices and planes

    http://nanohub.org/resources/crystal_viewer

  6. Crystal Viewer Tool Learning Materials

    By completing the Crystal Viewer Lab in ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors, users will be able to understand: a) crystals,b) crystal...

    http://nanohub.org/wiki/CrystalViewerPage

  7. Cylindrical CNT MOSFET Simulator

    22 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gloria Wahyu Budiman, Yunfei Gao, Xufeng Wang, Siyu Koswatta, Mark Lundstrom

    Simulate 2-D electrons transport in CNTFET

    http://nanohub.org/resources/moscntr

  8. Dendrimer-Templated Catalyst for Controlled Growth of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma-Enhanced CVD

    20 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Placidus Amama

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an important class of materials with several technological applications because they possess unparalleled properties in terms of ballistic electrical conductivity,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2341

  9. Direct mechanical measurement of the tensile strength and elastic modulus of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

    07 Oct 2011 | Papers | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk, Y.M. Wang, J. Cumings, M. Hetman, W. Han, A. Zettl. R. O. Ritchie

    This work represents the first in-situ measurenment of the tensile strength of a carbon nanotuube.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12250

  10. Dynamics on the Nanoscale: Time-domain ab initio studies of quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and molecule-semiconductor interfaces

    31 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Oleg Prezhdo

    Device miniaturization requires an understanding of the dynamical response of materials on the nanometer scale. A great deal of experimental and theoretical work has been devoted to characterizing...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3951

  11. ECET 499N Lecture 10: Nanomaterials

    12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8771

  12. ECET 499N Lecture 11: Carbon Nanotubes - Synthesis and Applications

    12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations

    Guest Lecture: Sungwon S. Kim

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8827

  13. ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology

    30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally

    An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6583

  14. EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rich Goldman

    Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state of the semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with a special focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1220

  15. Electrodeposition of Palladium as an Ohmic Contact for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    03 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brent Penque, David Janes

    Carbon nanotubes are being researched extensively for their unique conductive properties. Controlled growth of vertical single-walled carbon nanotubes, however, has not yet been possible. This...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1663

  16. Electron and Ion Microscopies as Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    27 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach

    This tutorial presents a broad overview of the basic physical principles of techniques used in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), as well as their application to understanding...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1097

  17. Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials

    15 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects of nanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example, recent work has shown that the electric field...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2710

  18. Electron Phonon Interaction in Carbon Nanotube Devices

    28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Sayed Hasan

    With the end of silicon technology scaling in sight, there has been a lot of interest in alternate novel channel materials and device geometry. Carbon nanotubes, the ultimate one-dimensional (1D)...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/18733

  19. Electronic Transport in Semi-conducting Carbon Nanotube Transistor Devices

    16 Oct 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller

    Recent demonstrations of high performance carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) highlight their potential for a future nanotube-based electronics. Besides being just a nanometer in...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/147

  20. Engineering the Fiber-Matrix Interface in Carbon Nanotube Composites

    23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sharon K. Pregler, Yanhong Hu, Susan Sinnott

    Particle depositions on polymer and carbon substrates to induce surface chemical modification are a growing research topic in particle-surface interactions due to localized deposition energy...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1113

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