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

    17 Mar 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

    12 Apr 2004 | 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

  5. 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

  6. Esteve Amat

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  7. Excellence in Computer Simulation: Computational Materials

    20 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3721

  8. Fernando Cruz

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  9. FETToy

    23 Feb 2011 | Tools | 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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/fettoy

  10. Fouling Mechanisms in Y-shaped Carbon Nanotubes

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Myers, SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    In the modern pharmaceutical and chemical industries, solutions of extremely high purity are needed. Current filtration methods are reaching the limits of their abilities, so new filters must be...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2582

  11. From Research to Learning in Chemistry through Visualization and Computation

    21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Jakobsson

    Modern chemistry research and high school chemistry education are separated by institutional and geographical boundaries. As such, much of secondary chemistry education is still based on the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2725

  12. Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics (Fall 2004)

    07 Dec 2005 | Courses | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta, Behtash Behinaein

    Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Welcome to the ECE 453 lectures. The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/626

  13. HARISH A RAO

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  14. Heat Transfer across Solid Contacts Enhanced with Nanomaterials

    11 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    This presentation will describe thermal transport processes at solid-solid material interfaces. An overview of applications in the electronics industry will serve to motivate the subject, and then...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3985

  15. Heeyuen Koh

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  16. hiader abdul razaq

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  17. Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces

    01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2317

  18. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 3: Characterization and Modeling of Transport in Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Device Applications

    23 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ashkan Behnam

    Single‐walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films are transparent, conductive, and flexible materials. These films have uniform physical and electronic properties, and can be mass produced in a cost...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10569

  19. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 5: Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes: a Route to Nanoelectronics

    29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jianliang Xiao

    Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess extraordinary electrical properties, with many possible applications in electronics. Dense, horizontally aligned arrays of linearly configured SWNTs...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10571

  20. In-situ carbon nanotube tensile test

    07 Oct 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk

    This represents the first in-situ tensile test observed in a transmission electron microscope.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12256