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UC San Diego engineers develop novel method for accelerated bone growth
Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have come up with a way to help accelerate bone growth through the use of nanotubes and stem cells. (2009-01-30)
MIT sensor detects spoiled meat
MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. (2015-04-15)
New device uses carbon nanotubes to snag molecules
Engineers at MIT have devised a new technique for trapping hard-to-detect molecules, using forests of carbon nanotubes. (2015-12-21)
Measuring nano-vibrations
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences have fabricated carbon nanotube mechanical resonators capable of exhibiting the highest quality factors to date. (2014-11-05)
Squeezing every drop of fresh water from waste brine
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. (2017-05-29)
Piece of cake: Arrays of long nanotubes may help measure terahertz laser power
Terahertz radiation can penetrate numerous materials -- plastic, clothing, paper and some biological tissues -- making it an attractive candidate for applications such as concealed weapons detection, package inspection and imaging skin tumors. (2011-07-19)
Nanotech advance makes carbon nanotubes more useful
Researchers at UCSD have made carbon nanotubes bent in sharp predetermined angles, a technical advance that could lead to use of the long, thin cylinders of carbon as tiny springs, tips for atomic force microscopes, smaller electrical connectors in integrated circuits, and in many other nanotechnology applications. (2005-04-11)
Combining nanotubes and antibodies for breast cancer 'search and destroy' missions
A group including researchers from NIST have demonstrated how single-walled nanotubes can be used to detect and destroy an aggressive form of breast cancer. (2009-12-01)
Novel method to study quantum fluctuations in exotic phases of matter
An Osaka University-led international research team finds link between quantum fluctuations and the effective charge of current carrying particles to understand exotic phases of matter. (2017-05-29)
Rice professor's nanotube theory confirmed
The Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, has experimentally confirmed a theory by Rice University Professor Boris Yakobson that foretold a pair of interesting properties about nanotube growth: That the chirality of a nanotube controls the speed of its growth, and that armchair nanotubes should grow the fastest. (2012-01-30)
Electromechanics also operates at the nanoscale
What limits the behavior of a carbon nanotube? This is a question that many scientists are trying to answer. (2011-05-09)
Supercomputer simulations reveal strongest carbon nanotubes
A team of researchers at Penn State has used computer simulations to discover carbon fibers with mechanical strength comparable to that of diamond, in the form of incredibly strong and stiff carbon tubes about 0.4 nanometers in diameter. (2001-09-17)
In nanotube growth, errors are not an option
At the right temperature, with the right catalyst, there's no reason a perfect single-walled carbon nanotube 50,000 times thinner than a human hair can't be grown a meter long. (2012-06-19)
Like the famous doughboy, nanotubes give when you poke 'em
Researchers find nanotubes exhibit radial elasticity, an important finding for the development of nanoelectronics. (2005-05-17)
Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future, says RIT study
Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials -- silicon gels and activated carbon -- according to a paper by RIT researchers John-David Rocha and Reginald Rogers. (2017-03-29)
NASA Goddard's nanotechnology comes to market
Finding affordable ways to make technology available to everyone is a common challenge. (2006-11-14)
Nanotubes find niche in electric switches
Researchers in the United States and Finland have found that carbon nanotubes can significantly improve the performance of electrical contacts that are common in millions of motors used in a variety of electrical applications. (2009-03-10)
ORNL microscopy reveals workings behind promising inexpensive catalyst
A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum catalysts. (2012-06-11)
New 'frozen smoke' material: 1 ounce could carpet three football fields
Scientists are reporting the development of a new, ultra-light form of (2011-01-12)
Researchers develop MRSA-killing paint
Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections. (2010-08-16)
UC Berkeley physicists create tiny bearings and springs out of carbon nanotubes for use in microscopic machines
UC Berkeley physicists have peeled the tips off carbon nanotubes to make seemingly frictionless bearings so small that some 10,000 would stretch across the diameter of a human hair. (2000-07-26)
Weizmann Institute scientists create new nanotube structures
Scientists from the Weizmann Institute's Materials and Interfaces Department, are developing techniques to coax carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into ordered structures -- essentially making the nanotubes do the hard work for them. (2008-05-27)
DNA motor 'walks' along nanotube, transports tiny particle
Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube. (2013-12-17)
Future flexible electronics based on carbon nanotubes
Researchers have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has long been considered by scientists as one of the most promising successors to silicon for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices. (2014-09-23)
'Cloning' could make structurally pure nanotubes for nanoelectronics
Researchers from the University of Southern California and NIST have demonstrated a technique for growing virtually pure samples of single-wall carbon nanotubes with identical structures, a process they liken to (2012-11-14)
'Unzipped' carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells and batteries, Stanford scientists say
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries, according to scientists at Stanford University. (2012-05-27)
Drawing a line, with carbon nanotubes
MIT researchers have designed a new type of pencil lead in which graphite is replaced with a compressed powder of carbon nanotubes. (2012-10-09)
Quantum computers counting on carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. (2013-03-21)
Thermal superconductivity in carbon nanotubes not so 'super' when added to certain materials
Superb conductors of heat and infinitesimal in size, carbon nanotubes might be used to prevent overheating in next-generation computing devices or as fillers to enhance thermal conductivity of insulating materials, such as durable plastics or engine oil. (2003-11-11)
DuPont-led scientists unveil key nanotechnology discovery with use of DNA
A group of DuPont-led scientists have discovered an innovative way to advance nano-electronics applications through the use of DNA that sorts carbon nanotubes. (2003-12-02)
Researchers develop first integrated silicon circuit with nanotube transistors
In an important milestone in nanosciences and nanoengineering, researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford have created the first working, integrated silicon circuit that successfully incorporates carbon nanotubes in its design. (2004-01-06)
Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits
A Northwestern University research team used newly developed, solution-based encapsulation layers to create air-stable, wafer-scale integrated circuits made from single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2015-09-08)
Taking a new look at carbon nanotubes
Two of the biggest challenges in carbon nanotube research have been met with the development by Berkeley Lab researchers of a technique that can be used to identify the structure of an individual carbon nanotube and characterize its electronic and optical properties in a functional device. (2013-11-12)
Carbon nanotubes form ultrasensitive biosensor to detect proteins
Boston College researchers have used carbon nanotubes and molecular imprinting to develop a biosensor capable of detecting proteins, according to a report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2010-06-27)
Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called 'penta-graphene' -- a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo. (2015-02-03)
Researchers develop darkest manmade material
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man. (2008-01-22)
Emory University researchers uncover novel self-assembly of Alzheimer's amyloid fibrils
Researchers at Emory University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new method to manipulate the self-assembly and formation of amyloid fibrils, a major component of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, thereby opening new avenues for examination of their formation and for the construction of robust nanotubes that have potential applications in research, industry and medicine. (2003-05-23)
Friction force differences could offer a new means for sorting and assembling nanotubes
Publishing in the journal Nature Materials, researchers report measuring different friction forces when a carbon nanotube slides along its axis compared to when it slides perpendicular to its axis. (2009-09-15)
New military apparel repels chemical and biological agents
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators are developing a new military uniform material that repels chemical and biological agents using a novel carbon nanotube fabric. (2012-10-17)
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