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Researchers with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have created e-whiskers -- highly sensitive tactile sensors made from carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles that should have a wide range of applications including advanced robotics, human-machine interfaces, and biological and environmental sensors. (2014-01-21)
Spinning carbon nanotubes spawns new wireless applications
The University of Cincinnati has long been known for its world-record-breaking carbon nanotubes. (2009-03-09)
New research could help build better fighter planes and space shuttles
Thousands bound together are still thinner than a single strand of human hair, but with research from Binghamton University, boron nitride nanotubes may help build better fighter planes and space shuttles. (2016-01-04)
Unusually long and aligned 'buckytubes' grown at Duke
Duke University chemists have developed a method of growing one-atom-thick cylinders of carbon, called (2003-04-22)
Atom-Sized Electronic Devices Identified Within Carbon Nanotubes
Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have confirmed the existence of atom-sized electronic devices on nanotubes, hollow cylinders of pure carbon about 50,000 times more narrow than a human hair in diameter. (1997-12-15)
Carbon nanotube harpoon catches individual brain-cell signals
Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spears made of carbon nanotubes. (2013-06-19)
Scientists find that electrical resistance between nanotubes, graphite is tunable
Electrical resistance between nanotubes -- carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch -- and graphite surfaces that support them varies according to how the tubes are oriented, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. (2000-11-29)
U. T. Dallas-led research team produces strong, transparent carbon nanotube sheets
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists and an Australian colleague have produced transparent carbon nanotube sheets that are stronger than the same-weight steel sheets and have demonstrated applicability for organic light-emitting displays, low-noise electronic sensors, artificial muscles, conducting appliqués and broad-band polarized light sources that can be switched in one ten-thousandths of a second. (2005-08-18)
Why carbon nanotubes spell trouble for cells
Carbon nanotubes and other long nanomaterials can spell trouble for cells. (2011-09-18)
Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have designed a way to improve electrical stimulation of nerves by outfitting electrodes with the latest in chemically engineered fashion: a coating of basic black, formed from carbon nanotubes. (2008-09-16)
Rice refining production of pure nanotube fibers
Research appearing in tomorrow's issue of the journal Science describes pioneering efforts by Rice University scientists to develop scalable chemical production methods for fibers made of pure, single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2004-09-02)
Silly Putty material inspires better batteries
Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard. (2014-05-15)
Ultra-long, one-dimensional carbon chains are synthesised for the first time
In a study, in which researchers in the UPV/EHU's Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group led by Ángel Rubio have participated, a new route has been developed to produce carbyne (infinitely long carbon chains whose mechanical properties surpass those of diamond and graphene) by using double-walled carbon nanotubes to protect the carbon chain due to its extreme instability in ambient conditions. (2016-04-14)
Improvements in MRIs, other image-detection applications on the horizon
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. (2014-06-11)
Pure nanotube-type growth edges toward the possible
New research at Rice University could ultimately show scientists the way to make batches of nanotubes of a single type. (2010-12-06)
Published research shows promise of new device to detect disease with drop of blood
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood. (2013-06-24)
UCLA researchers demonstrate fully printed carbon nanotube transistor circuits for displays
Researchers outline the first practical demonstration of CNT based printed circuits for display backplane applications revealing CNT's viable candidacy as a competing technology alongside amorphous silicon and metal oxide semiconductor solution as a low-cost and scalable backplane option. (2011-11-30)
Nanotubes act as 'thermal velcro' to reduce computer-chip heating
Engineers have created carpets made of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where computer chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks, promising to help keep future chips from overheating. (2006-05-02)
Carbon nanotube measurements: latest in NIST 'how-to' series
NIST, in collaboration with NASA, has published detailed guidelines for making essential measurements on samples of single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2008-04-15)
James' bond: A graphene/nanotube hybrid
A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications. (2012-11-27)
Carbon nanotubes boost cancer-fighting cells
Yale University engineers have found that the defects in carbon nanotubes cause T cell antigens to cluster in the blood and stimulate the body's natural immune response. (2010-04-20)
NRL scientists produce carbon nanotubes using commercially available polymeric resins
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have successfully produced carbon nanotubes in high yields in bulk solid compositions using commercially available aromatic containing resins. (2008-02-07)
UT Dallas nanotechnology research leads to super-elastic conducting fibers
A research team based at the University of Texas at Dallas has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched. (2015-07-23)
Newly designed carbon tubes could replace silicon in microchips
Researchers have created the first functional logic circuit within a single molecule, an achievement that could one day help to replace silicon in microchips. (2001-08-25)
Super-nanotubes: 'Remarkable' spray-on coating combines carbon nanotubes with ceramic
Researchers from NIST and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light. (2013-04-17)
Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes
Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed an intracellular recording device, which has > 100-μm-long three-dimensional nanoscale-tipped microneedle-electrodes. (2016-04-08)
Argonne theorist gains new insight into the nature of nanodiamond
The newest promising material for advanced technology applications is diamond nanotubes, and research at the U.S. (2005-09-09)
Nanotube composites increase the efficiency of next generation of solar cells
Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly attractive for photovoltaic solar cells as a replacement to silicon. (2014-03-18)
Researchers develop nanoscale probes for ssDNA sustainability under UV radiation
A team of researchers from Lehigh University, the University of Central Florida and the National Institute of Standards and Technology set out to understand the stability of DNA as a carrier of genetic information against potential damage by UV radiation. (2015-12-08)
Researchers use carbon nanotubes to make solar cells affordable, flexible
Researchers from Northwestern University have found that metallic carbon nanotubes are 50 times more effective than semiconducting ones when used as transparent conductors in organic solar cells. (2011-09-27)
Titania nanotubes create potentially efficient solar cells
A solar cell, made of titania nanotubes and natural dye, may be the answer to making solar electricity production cost-effective, according to a Penn State researcher. (2006-02-08)
USC researchers print dense lattice of transparent nanotube transistors on flexible base
It's a clear, colorless disk about 5 inches in diameter that bends and twists like a playing card, with a lattice of more than 20,000 nanotube transistors capable of high-performance electronics printed upon it using a potentially inexpensive low-temperature process. (2008-12-16)
Researchers grow nanowires onto MEMS platform in room temperature chamber
UC Berkeley researchers have found a way to localize the extreme heat necessary for nanowire and nanotube growth, enabling them to synthesize the nanomaterials directly onto microstructures without damaging the sensitive microelectronics just one-tenth of a human hair strand away. (2003-06-23)
Carbon nanotubes that detect disease-causing mutations developed by Pitt researcher
University of Pittsburgh researcher Alexander Star and colleagues at California-based company Nanomix, Inc., have developed devices made of carbon nanotubes that can find mutations in genes causing hereditary diseases, they report in the Jan. (2006-01-25)
Tiny nanotube antennas may yield better signals in cell phones, televisions
In the future, your cell phone calls and television pictures could become a lot clearer thanks to tiny antennas thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair. (2003-12-30)
MIT researchers fired up about battery alternative
Just about everything that runs on batteries -- flashlights, cell phones, electric cars, missile-guidance systems -- would be improved with a better energy supply. (2006-02-08)
Nanotube membranes open possibilities for cheaper desalinization
A nanotube membrane on a silicon chip the size of a quarter may offer a cheaper way to remove salt from water. (2006-05-19)
NIST's stretching exercises shed new light on nanotubes
Stretching a carbon nanotube composite like taffy, researchers at NIST and the Rochester Institute of Technology have made some of the first measurements of how single-walled carbon nanotubes both scatter and absorb polarized light, a key optical and electronic property. (2007-04-12)
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