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

    20 Feb 2007 | | 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, thermal conductivity, tensile strength, and sensitivity to chemical and biological agents. To exploit...

  2. Dhanu Chettri

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  3. Dharmesh Mishra

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  4. Dinesh Kumar

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

    07 Oct 2011 | | 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.

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

    31 Jan 2008 | | 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 the excitation, charge, spin, and vibrational dynamics in a variety of novel materials, including...

  7. ECET 499N Lecture 10: Nanomaterials

    07 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Helen McNally

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

    12 Apr 2010 |

    Guest Lecture: Sungwon S. Kim

  9. ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology

    30 Mar 2009 | | 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 measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which...

  10. EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective

    11 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s)::

    Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state ofthe semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with aspecial focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design tools andthe economics of the industry.

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

    03 Aug 2006 | | 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 presentation reports a way to synthesize vertical single-walled carbon nanotubes that can be used for...

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

    27 Feb 2006 | | 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 processing/structure/property relationships in nanostructured materials. Special emphasis is placed on the capabilities...

  13. Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials

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

    Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects ofnanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example,recent work has shown that the electric field around a nanoscale fieldemission device can increase the average energy of emitted electrons. Weconsider here...

  14. Electron Phonon Interaction in Carbon Nanotube Devices

    28 Jun 2013 | | 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) wire, is one such possibility. Since the report of the first CNT transistors, lots has been learned...

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

    16 Oct 2003 | | 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 diameter, carbon nanotubes offer intrinsic advantages if compared with silicon that are responsible for...

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

    23 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Sharon 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 and the high density of molecules impacting the surface. Previous simulations have shown that particle...

  17. Esteve Amat

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  18. Excellence in Computer Simulation: Computational Materials

    20 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Schwegler

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.

  19. Fernando Cruz

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  20. FETToy

    14 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Anisur Rahman, Jing Wang, Jing Guo, Md. Sayed Hasan, Yang Liu, Akira Matsudaira, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom

    Calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs