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Researchers help sort out the carbon nanotube problem
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and university researchers report a significant step toward sorting out the nanotube (2005-07-27)

Making the most of carbon nanotube-liquid crystal combos
Dispersions of carbon nanotubes with liquid crystals have attracted much interest because they pave the way for creating new materials with added functionalities. Now, a study published in EPJ E by Marina Yakemseva and colleagues focuses on the influence of temperature and nanotube concentration on the physical properties of such combined materials. (2014-04-02)

Using new materials to make more reliable nanoelectromechanical systems
Researchers at Northwestern University, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories and Binghamton University have found a way to dramatically improve the reliability of carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical systems. (2010-12-06)

Physicists precisely measure interaction between atoms and carbon surfaces
Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters -- key information for improving those technologies. (2015-05-28)

Armchair science: DNA strands that select nanotubes are first step to a practical 'quantum wire'
NIST researchers have tailored single strands of DNA to purify the special (2011-08-03)

Carbon nanotube nanoreactors to stabilize metastable structures
Some metastable structures have been predicted to have high potential applications due to their unique properties. However, many metastable structures are produced and stable in extremely high pressure or high temperatures. The synthesis, characterization and further applications of the metastable structures are challenging. Scientists based in China and Japan introduce carbon nanotubes as nanoreactors to synthesize and stabilize the metastable structures into ambient conditions. (2019-04-27)

Breakthrough for carbon nanotube solar cells
Northwestern University professor Mark Hersam and collaborators have developed a carbon nanotube solar cell that is twice as efficient as its predecessors. (2014-09-03)

Rational transparent conductor design provides a boost to carbon nanotubes application
An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Laboratory of Nanomaterials at the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials (CPQM) have rationally designed a novel p-type flexible transparent conductor using single-walled carbon nanotubes. This opens new avenues for its applications in next generation opto-electronics and energy technologies. The results of the study were published in the prestigious international journal Nano Energy. (2019-11-13)

Paperwork: Buckypapers clarify electrical, optical behavior of nanotubes
Using highly uniform samples of carbon nanotubes, materials scientists at NIST have made some of the most precise measurements yet of the concentrations at which delicate mats of nanotubes become transparent, conducting sheets. Their recent experiments point up the importance of using relatively homogeneous nanotubes for making high performance conducting films. (2008-10-15)

Laboratory grows world record length carbon nanotube
University of California scientists working at Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with chemists from Duke University have recently grown a world record-length four-centimeter-long, single-wall carbon nanotube. (2004-09-13)

New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time
Swansea University scientists report an entirely new approach to manipulation of carbon nanotubes that allows physical measurements to be made on carbon nanotubes that have previously only been possible by theoretical computation. (2019-08-22)

NIST scientists address 'wrinkles' in transparent film development
A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research at NIST and North Dakota State University. (2010-04-01)

Tensile strength of carbon nanotubes depends on their chiral structures
Single-walled carbon nanotubes should theoretically be extremely strong, but it remains unclear why their experimental tensile strengths are lower and vary among nanotubes. A team at Nagoya University, Kyoto University, and Aichi Institute of Technology directly measured the tensile strengths of individual structure-defined single-walled carbon nanotubes, revealing key insights into the relationship between their structure and strength. (2019-09-18)

Carbon in color: First-ever colored thin films of nanotubes created
A method developed at Aalto University, Finland, can produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process -- and a small dose of carbon dioxide. The films could find applications in touch screen technologies or as coating agents for new types of solar cells. (2018-08-28)

'Sifting' liquid at the molecular level
Drexel University engineers continue to drive research into the use of carbon nanotubes, straw-like structures that are more than 1,000 times thinner than a single human hair. Their most recent development uses the tiny tubes to separate liquids within a solution. (2012-07-17)

Simulations help explain fast water transport in nanotubes
By discovering the physical mechanism behind the rapid transport of water in carbon nanotubes, scientists at the University of Illinois have moved a step closer to ultra-efficient, next-generation nanofluidic devices for drug delivery, water purification and nanomanufacturing. (2008-09-16)

Outperforming nature's water filtration ability with nanotubes
At just the right size, carbon nanotubes can filter water with better efficiency than biological proteins, a new study reveals. (2017-08-24)

LLNL licenses carbon nanotube technology to local company
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has exclusively licensed to Porifera Inc. of Hayward a carbon nanotube technology that can be used to desalinate water, and can be applied to other liquid based separations. (2009-11-12)

Golden scales
There's a new (2008-07-28)

Better bomb-sniffing technology
University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs. (2014-11-04)

Nanotube's 'tapestry' controls its growth
Rice University materials scientists have put a new (2009-02-05)

Tiny tubes have a big future
Carbon nanotubes -- a remarkable form of soot that is stronger than steel at the weight of a plastic -- has unique electronic properties that may hold the key to making flat- panel displays the monitor of the future. (1999-10-06)

Super small nanoelectrodes can probe microscale environments
Investigating the composition and behavior of microscale environments, including those within living cells, could become easier and more precise with nanoelectrodes being developed at the University of Illinois. (2007-03-09)

New nanotube coating enables novel laser power meter
The US military can now calibrate high-power laser systems, such as those intended to defuse unexploded mines, more quickly and easily thanks to a novel nanotube-coated power measurement device developed at NIST. (2009-05-08)

Northwestern researchers develop bistable nanoswitch
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study by scientists all over the world for more than a decade and are being thought of as ideal building blocks for nanoelectromechanical systems. Northwestern University scientists have demonstrated a novel carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical switch exhibiting bistablity based on current tunneling, a device that could help advance technological developments in memory chips and electronic sensing devices. (2006-10-13)

DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes serve as sensors in living cells
Single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with DNA can be placed inside living cells and detect trace amounts of harmful contaminants using near infrared light, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their discovery opens the door to new types of optical sensors and biomarkers that exploit the unique properties of nanoparticles in living systems. (2006-01-26)

Rice research yields 'designer' carbon nanotubes
Researchers at Rice University say fluorine -- the most reactive element in nature -- could prove to be a key in unlocking the potential of carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures. Rice chemists are presenting research at this week's annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Orlando, Fla., that describes groundbreaking work in the fluorination of polyfullerenes, groupings of C-60 molecules that have been joined together in polymer chains and planes. (2002-04-08)

Cold atoms and nanotubes come together in an atomic 'black hole'
Carbon nanotubes, long touted for applications in materials and electronics, may also be the stuff of atomic-scale black holes. Physicists at Harvard University have found that a high-voltage nanotube can cause cold atoms to spiral inward under dramatic acceleration before disintegrating violently. Their experiments, the first to demonstrate something akin to a black hole at atomic scale, are described in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. (2010-04-06)

Carbon nanotubes with big possibilities
A scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, working with colleagues at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, has caused an individual carbon nanotube to emit light for the first time. This step in research on carbon nanotubes may help to materialize many of the proposed applications for carbon nanotubes, such as in electronics and photonics development. (2004-03-25)

Nanotubes surprise again: Ideal photon emission
Carbon nanotubes, recently created cylinders of tightly bonded carbon atoms, have dazzled scientists and engineers with their seemingly endless list of special abilities--from incredible tensile strength to revolutionizing computer chips. In today's issue of Science, two University of Rochester researchers add another feat to the nanotubes' list: ideal photon emission. (2003-09-05)

Biosensing tool to detect salmonella holds promise for preventing common food poisoning
Food poisoning from salmonella bacteria is a worldwide public health hazard. Carbon nanotubes combined with immune system molecules have yielded a highly sensitive and specific biosensor surveillance tool that may one day help prevent these dangerous outbreaks. (2011-10-24)

Nanotubes go with the flow
Kahp Suh and his colleagues from Seoul National University have developed a technique for aligning nanotubes over large areas based on the flow of a nanotube-containing solution through nanochannels. This technique is especially attractive because of its simplicity; no external stimuli such as the application of an electric field or syringe pumping are required to align the nanotubes. (2008-01-23)

Selective coatings create biological sensors from carbon nanotubes
Protein-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes that alter their fluorescence in the presence of specific biomolecules could generate many new types of implantable biological sensors, say researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who developed the encapsulation technique. (2004-12-12)

Sensing trouble: A new way to detect hidden damage in bridges, roads
University of Delaware engineers Erik Thostenson and Thomas Schumacher have documented a new approach for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and other structures. The method, which applies a noninvasive medical imaging technique to a carbon nanotube-based sensor, is reported in the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. , is documented in a paper published in the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation in June. (2016-07-07)

Like a dimmer switch, turning a nanotube can control electrical flow
Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have found that by rotating a carbon nanotube, they can control its ability to conduct electrical current to another material. That knowledge may make it easier for engineers to design electronic devices and actuating systems at the nanoscale level. (2000-11-30)

Skoltech scientists run a 'speed test' to boost production of carbon nanotubes
Skoltech researchers have investigated the procedure for catalyst delivery used in the most common method of carbon nanotube production, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), offering what they call a ''simple and elegant'' way to boost productivity and pave the way for cheaper and more accessible nanotube-based technology. (2020-12-01)

Stanford chemist wins national award for high-tech research
Hongjie Dai of Stanford, Calif., will be honored April 9 by the world's largest scientific society for his work on nanotubes, high-tech molecules shaped like microscopic hollow wires that are being developed as tough materials, for tiny electronic or sensing devices and other potential applications. He will receive the 2002 Award in Pure Chemistry from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in Orlando, Fla. (2002-04-04)

Superconducting nanowires assist in study of phase transitions
By creating superconducting nanowires using carbon nanotube molecules, researchers at the University of Illinois are investigating just how small a wire can become and remain a superconductor. The answer could prove useful in applications such as supercomputing, where short superconducting wires can connect circuit elements. (2002-03-18)

New chemical process can separate, manipulate carbon nanotubes
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Rice University have discovered a way to chemically select and separate carbon nanotubes based on their electronic structure. The new process also represents a fundamental shift in the way scientists think about the chemistry of nanotubes. (2003-09-11)

Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures
Move over, silicon. In a breakthrough in the quest for the next generation of computers and materials, researchers at USC have solved a longstanding challenge with carbon nanotubes: how to actually build them with specific, predictable atomic structures. (2013-08-26)

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