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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. Teaching and Learning with the MIT Atomic Scale Modeling Toolkit's Classical and Quantum Atomic Modeling Applications

    23 Dec 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Enrique Guerrero

     We will perform molecular dynamics computations using LAMMPS, simple Monte Carlo simulations including the Ising model, and run quantum chemistry and density functional theory computations.

  2. Making a Self-Cleaning Anti-Scale Coating for Water Treatment Systems

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Mariana Quinn, Rice University, NEWT Center

    How are Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) used in water treatment? This research focuses on harnessing the electrical properties of Carbon Nanotubes in order to create a coat that prevents scale and biofilm buildup in water treatment systems.

  3. Optical Property of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Usha Devathosh, Rice University

    What are the optical properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes? Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are 1D cylindrical nanomaterials that resemble a rolled up graphene sheet and have many interesting properties, including the strong fluorescence emission of semi-conducting SWCNTs in the...



  5. Alternative Hitachi SEM Techniques

    17 May 2022 |

    Robert Passeri, Hitachi engineer, discusses STEM and low kV imaging techniques with the Hitachi SEM S4800.

  6. CCAM Compact Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor Model

    27 Apr 2022 | Compact Models | Contributor(s):

    By Michael Schroter1, Manojkumar Annamalai2, Max Haferlach3, Martin Claus3

    1. UCSD 2. Technische Universitaet Dresden 3. Technische Universität Dresden

    CCAM is a semi-physical carbon nanotube field-effect transistor model applicable for digital, analog and high frequency applications.


  7. Fun with Carbon Nanostructures using Crystal Viewer 2.3.4

    02 Nov 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens

    Quick tutorial/demonstration on how to create carbon nanostructures (buckyballs, graphene sheets, and carbon nanotubes) using Crystal Viewer 2.3.4.

  8. IWCN 2021: A Practical Peierls Phase Recipe for Periodic Atomistic Systems Under Magnetic Fields

    14 Jul 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Alessandro Cresti

    In this contribution I will provide general ready-to-use formulas to determine Peierls phase factors that preserve the translation symmetry of any periodic quasi-one-dimensional or two-dimensional system under a homogeneous magnetic field.

  9. Carbon Nanotube Fracture

    27 May 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Christine M Aikens, George C. Schatz, Marcelo Carignano

    Due to their mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hold promise as nanoreinforcements in a variety of composites. As a result, numerous theoretical and experimental studies have been performed in order to understand the behavior of CNTs under axial tension. Whereas quantum mechanical...

  10. FDNS21: Autonomous Research Systems for Carbon Nanotube Synthesis

    20 May 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Benji Maruyama

  11. Carbon Nanotube Worksheet

    01 Apr 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens

    This worksheet is made to be used with the CNT Bands tool in nanoHUB.  (https://nanohub.org/tools/cntbands-ext) Students identify armchair, zig-zag and chiral CNTs based on CNT geometry. Students identify semiconducting and metallic CNTs based on their energy band diagrams.  ...

  12. Tigran David Grigoryan


  13. Carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons

    This page provides links to various nanoHUB resources related to carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene nanoribbons (GNR). The CNTbands tool simulates CNT and GNR. This tutorial introduces various...


  14. Girish Rughoobur

    Girish Rughoobur received his MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University College London (UCL), UK in 2012, spending a year abroad at the California Institute of Technology...


  15. Images of Nanotubes, Graphene, Buckyballs, etc.

    24 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Marco Curreli

    Free images of nanotubes, graphene, buckyballs, etc.  

  16. carlos alberto may zarinana


  17. Covalent Defects of Carbon Nanotubes: New Class of High Purity, Indistinguishable Quantum Light Sources

    02 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Han Htoon

    Finally, I will report our most recent Hong-Ou-Mandel quantum optic experiment performed on quantum defects coupled to plasmonic cavities.  We were able to realize indistinguishable single photon generation by exploiting the Purcell enhancement of the radiative decay rate of individual...

  18. Aug 12 2019

    ICANM2019:7th International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials

    The 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials (ICANM2019) will take place from August 12 to 14 in Montreal, Canada. This conference offers the unique...


  19. Neilalohith Sharma


  20. Elastocapillary Self-Assembly

    27 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: ST H Tawfick

    Lecture 25