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Optimizing Carbon Nanotube Electrodes

Using electrodes made of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can significantly improve the performance of devices ranging from capacitors and batteries to water desalination systems. But...
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Fine Felted Nanotubes

Porous ceramics are produced at high temperatures, as shown here by the coalescence of the four-pronged particles, which join together like fine snowflakes that...
Spider Silk

Tough Stuff: Spider Silk Enhanced with Graphene-based Materials

Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have demonstrated that graphene-based materials can be used to boost the properties of spider's silk. The silk – produced...
nanocarbon

Nanocarbon Materials Are Challenging Silicon – from Transparent Electronics to Bendable...

Carbon nanostructures, such as graphene, nanotubes and nanobuds, i.e. nanocarbons, are promising materials when developing new technological and commercial applications. See the video on...

Wonder Material? Novel Nanotube Structure Strengthens Thin Films for Flexible Electronics

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon...
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Nanotube Growth Moving in the Right Direction

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie(link is external) of how large populations of carbon nanotubes...
Nanohyperthermia

Nanohyperthermia Softens Tumors to Improve Treatment

Researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the mechanical factors affecting tumor development. Tumors stiffen due to the abnormal organization of the collagen fibers...
transistors

Consistent-chirality Carbon Nanotube Tangles with High On-current in Transistors

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are expected to replace silicon as the next generation semiconductor materials owing to their perfect structure and excellent properties. IBM has...
plant disease

Researchers Receive Grant to Test Nanotube Device for Plant Disease Detection

Penn State researchers have received federal funding to test whether a nanotechnology device can be used to trap and concentrate plant viruses, with an...
Wearable terahertzvideo

Wearable Terahertz Scanning Device for Inspection of Medical Equipment and the...

Imaging devices based on terahertz waves show promise for noninvasive inspection of solid objects and soft tissue of the human body. However, terahertz waves...
transistors

A Nanometer Leap to Trillions of Transistors

Scientists and engineers don’t need to wear clapboards in Times Square declaring “The end of Moore’s Law is near.” They all know that silicon-based...
Nanotubes

Getting Real with Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a research review in Science and Technology...
Molecular Electronics

On the Way to Molecular Electronics

Since their discovery, CNTs (Carbon Nanotubes) have fascinated many researchers due to their unprecedented electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical properties and their chemical sensitivity....
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World’s First Super-Growth Carbon Nanotube Mass Production Plant Opens

Based on the achievements of a NEDO project, Zeon Corporation (ZEON) has completed and begun operation of the world’s first mass production plant for...
nanotubes

Tiny tubes move into the fast lane 

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter...