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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. SPMW Nanomechanics: from nanotechnology to biology

    08 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elisa Riedo

    The development of new materials with size of few nanometers has opened a new field of scientific and technological research. The goal is to develop faster and better communication systems and...


  2. SPMW Nanotube, nanoneedle and nanomeniscus: mechanical and wetting properties of modified AFM tip apex

    08 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): J. P. Aimé

    Among AFM microscopes, Dynamic force microscopes (DFM) are very sensitive to variation of minute forces involved in the interaction between the tip and the surface. However, despite numerous...


  3. Surface Characterization Studies of Carbon Materials: SS-DNA, SWCNT, Graphene, HOPG

    16 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov

    In this presentation examples of surface characterization studies of carbon specimens will be presented. (1) In particularly, the systematic XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) characterization...


  4. SURI 2003 Conference

    21 Apr 2004 | Workshops

    2003 SURI Conference Proceedings


  5. The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes

    19 Aug 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Albrecht, Kyle Ritter, Laura Ruppalt

    This presentation covers the Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian approach to tunneling and its application to STM/carbon nanotubes.


  6. The Effect of Physical Geometry on the Frequency Response of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors

    03 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dave Lyzenga

    In order for carbon nanotube (CNT) electrical devices to be fabricated, it is necessary to obtain modifiable operation characteristics. Developing parametric equations to achieve this...


  7. The Effect of Temperature Control on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes

    29 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The effect of thermostat configurations on the mechanical behavior of empty and butane (n-C4H10) filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular dynamics...


  8. The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of large-area macro-electronics, and fabricating thin-film transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent...


  9. The Novel Nanostructures of Carbon

    28 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gene Dresselhaus

    A brief review will be given of the physical underpinnings of carbon nanostructures that were developed over the past 60 years, starting with the electronic structure and physical properties of...


  10. The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors

    09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin

    In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges...


  11. Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suresh V. Garimella

    Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies...


  12. Towards Multi-Scale Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Transistors

    21 Sep 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom, M. P. Anantram

    Multiscale simulation approaches are needed in order to address scientific and technological questions in the rapidly developing field of carbon nanotube electronics. In this paper, we...


  13. Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics

    18 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ken P. Chong

    One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in...


  14. Tribological Properties of Carbon Nanotube Bundles

    03 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The tribological properties of carbon nanotube(CNT) bundles are investigated in this research using classical molecular dynamics(MD) simulations. Bundle of hollow single walled CNT or CNT filled...


  15. Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials

    23 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and...


  16. Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons

    16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Outline: Thermal boundary resistance Electronic transport Real interfaces and measurements Carbon nanotube interfaces “Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative...


  17. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices....


  18. Venkata Abhinav Korada


  19. Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube for Interconnects and Nanoelectrode Based Biosensors

    26 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jun Li

    In the past few years, tremendous progress in the growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been made, which enabled the fabrication of various CNT devices for applications in electronics, biomedical...


  20. Vijayakumar Selvamany

    Dr. S. Vijayakumar is Associate Professor at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology and a Researcher in Nanomedicine, Nanoelectronics and carbon nanotubes for engineering applications. He...