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.
2003 Molecular Conduction Workshop Agenda
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09 Jul 2003 |
This workshop brought together leading groups in this field to discuss status and key challenges in molecular electronics. Both experimental and theoretical/modeling efforts were discussed.
2004 Linking Bio and Nano Symposium
26 Jul 2004 |
Explore ways universities can work together in Bio-NanoTechnology. Discover research opportunities in this emerging area. Network with professionals and researchers who share common interests. Hear the latest on current research topics
2004 Molecular Conduction Workshop
08 Jul 2004 |
The tutorials supplied below were part of the Molecular Conduction Workshop held at Northwestern University in July of 2004.
2005 Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop
27 Jul 2005 |
This is the 3rd in a series of annual workshops on Molecular Conduction. The prior workshops have been at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (2003) and Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL (2004). The workshop has been an informal and open venue for discussing new results, key challenges, and...
3D Molecular Models
21 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Nicholas Vargo
This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as small as caffeine to major proteins and viruses.Nicholas Vargo created this kiosk presentation as an...
Cap interaction between 2 nanotubes facing each other
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Is it possible to use nanomaterials simulation tool kit to compute the potential energy minima between the two capped nanotube facing each other?
Carbon nanotube structure model?
Dear fellow members, is there a carbon nanotube model here of a few nanometers I could get in either XYZ or preferably PDB file, minimized?
Does the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes depend on length
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how to compute the potential relief of DWNT
which tool is to be used if i want to compute the potential relief of an double wall nanotube? whats the difference between molecular dynamics simulation and ab initio calculation.
how to obtain http proxy:port to launch carbon nanotube interconnect analyser
How to simulate carbon nanotubes for single and multi walled for thermal conductivity
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is there any tool to simulate the thermal conductivity for single walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes
How we can use CNT as a channel in FETs?.
What is the difference b/w nano particles and nano objects?
I looking for any information about chirality of Double-wall Nanotube?
I looking for any information about chirality of Double Wall CNT?
Is it possible to do some simulation with boron nitride nanotube? I just saw with CNT but looking with BNNT
Is there an analytical model for cnt based organic solar cells?
multiple tube CNFET
Sir I am wishing to design multiple tube CNFET, but I cann’t choose the tool suitable for it. Please inform me which should be preferred
The electrical field from the gate of CNFET can not affect the transistor.
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I tried to fabricate the Carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNFET) for around half a year, however, none of them is working till now. The main problem was the source to...
A CNTFET-Based Nanowired Induction Two-Way Transducers
05 Sep 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Rostyslav Sklyar
A complex of the induction magnetic field two-way nanotransducers of the different physical values for both the external and implantable interfaces in a wide range of arrays are summarized. Implementation of the nanowires allows reliable transducing of the biosignals' partials and bringing of...
A Comparative Study of nanoHUB Tools for the Simulation of Carbon-based FETs
31 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jose M. de la Rosa
This work compares the different tools available in nanoHUB for the electrical simulation of carbon- based field-effect transistors made up of either carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene. ...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...