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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)
University group receives $1 million for hydrogen-generating research
The University of Nevada, Reno's Materials Nanotechnolgy Research Group, under the direction of Manoranjan Misra, professor of materials science in the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, has developed titanium dioxide nanotube arrays for generating hydrogen by splitting water using solar light. (2005-10-21)
New kind of transistor radios shows capability of nanotube technology
Carbon nanotubes have a sound future in the electronics industry, say researchers who built the world's first all-nanotube transistor radios to prove it. (2008-01-28)
Strong magnetic field converts nanotube from metal to semiconductor and back
By threading a magnetic field through a carbon nanotube, scientists have switched the molecule between metallic and semiconducting states, a phenomenon predicted by physicists some years ago, but never before clearly seen in individual molecules. (2004-05-20)
Signature analysis of single molecules using their noise signals
Japanese researchers obtain unique noise signatures from single molecules interacting with carbon nanotube-based electronic devices. (2017-07-11)
Carbon nanotubes could make efficient solar cells
Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, Cornell researchers have created the basic elements of a solar cell that hopefully will lead to much more efficient ways of converting light to electricity than now used in calculators and on rooftops. (2009-09-10)
Researchers test carbon nanotube-based ultra-low voltage integrated circuits
A team of researchers from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has demonstrated that carbon nanotube-based integrated circuits can work under a supply voltage much lower than that used in conventional silicon integrated circuits. (2012-06-22)
Dropping nano-anchor
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and the University of Washington say they can control the deposition of anchor molecules on a carbon nanotube, 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, without muting the nanotube's promising physical properties. (2005-03-17)
Rolled-up semiconductor nanotubes
A very elegant method of producing nanotubes that allows to prepare tubes from very different substances, e.g. silicon, as well as to vary their dimensions and to deposit the nano objects very exactly has been developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. (2001-03-08)
Submarines could use new nanotube technology for sonar and stealth
Speakers made from carbon nanotube sheets that are a fraction of the width of a human hair can both generate sound and cancel out noise -- properties ideal for submarine sonar to probe the ocean depths and make subs invisible to enemies. (2010-09-01)
Submarines could use new nanotube technology for sonar and stealth
Speakers made from carbon nanotube sheets that are a fraction of the width of a human hair can both generate sound and cancel out noise -- properties ideal for submarine sonar to probe the ocean depths and make subs invisible to enemies. (2010-07-14)
Memory in artificial atoms
Nanophysicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. (2008-04-07)
Carbon nanotube structures changed by 'attack' from within, researchers discover
A team of researchers involving scientists from The University of Nottingham has shown for the first time that chemical reactions at the nano-level which change the structure of carbon nanotubes can be sparked by an (2011-08-16)
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)
Carbon nanotube forest camouflages 3-D objects
Researchers demonstrate that a carbon nanotube coating can absorb light nearly perfectly, making structural details disappear into a black background. (2011-11-21)
Superplastic behavior revealed in carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes used in the electronics such as cell phones might have a longer life thanks to a strengthening technique pioneered by researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Boston College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2006-01-19)
Electron nanodiffraction technique offers atomic resolution imaging
A new imaging technique that uses electron diffraction waves to improve both image resolution and sensitivity to small structures has been developed by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2003-05-29)
Faster computers with nanotechnology
The silicon transistors in your computer may be replaced in ten years by transistors based on carbon nanotubes. (2010-05-31)
Stirring research provides recipe for nanotube success
In a set of experiments reported in the Jan. 30 Physical Review Letters, NIST reseachers provide insights into how to manufacture polymers that contain nanotubes more efficiently. (2004-01-30)
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)
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. (2014-04-02)
Livermore researchers use carbon nanotubes for molecular transport
Molecular transport across cellular membranes is essential to many of life's processes, for example electrical signaling in nerves, muscles and synapses. (2008-06-09)
Video shows nanotube spins as it grows
New video showing the atom-by-atom growth of carbon nanotubes reveals they spin stepwise as they grow, much like a ticking clock. (2009-07-27)
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)
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. (2010-04-06)
Molecular traffic jam makes water move faster through nanochannels
New Northwestern University research finds that water molecules traveling through tiny carbon nanotube pipes do not flow continuously but rather intermittently, like stop-and-go traffic, with unexpected results. (2014-02-06)
NIST uncovers reliability issues for carbon nanotubes in future electronics
Carbon nanotubes theoretically can carry 1,000 times more electric current than a metal conductor of the same size, so researchers hope they might replace copper wiring in future nanoscale electronics, but recent tests at NIST suggest device reliability is a major issue. (2011-08-17)
New hybrid nanostructures detect nanoscale magnetism
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a new process for growing a single multi-walled carbon nanotube that is embedded with cobalt nanostructures. (2008-12-08)
Nanotube production leaps from sooty mess in test tube to ready formed chemical microsensors
Carbon nanotubes' potential as a super material is blighted by the fact that when first made they often take the form of an unprepossessing pile of sooty black mess in the bottom of a test tube. (2008-05-06)
NIST develops rapid method for judging nanotube purity
Researchers at NIST have developed a sensitive new method for rapidly assessing the quality of carbon nanotubes. (2007-02-01)
The fight for the best quantum bit (qubit)
Post-doc Henrik Ingerslev Jørgensen from the Nano-Science Center, located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has come an important step closer to the quantum computer. (2008-06-25)
Researchers make breakthrough in the production of double-walled carbon nanotubes
In recent years, the possible applications for double-walled carbon nanotubes have excited scientists and engineers, particularly those working on developing renewable energy technologies. (2008-12-22)
On the cutting edge: Carbon nanotube cutlery
Researchers at NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder have designed a prototype carbon nanotube (2006-11-22)
Boston College scientists stretch carbon nanotubes
Physicists at Boston College have for the first time shown that carbon nanotubes can be stretched at high temperature to nearly four times their original length, a finding that could have implications for future semiconductor design as well as in the development of new nanocomposites. (2006-01-18)
Much ado about nanotubes
Physicists tell us that the world of ultra-small atomic tubular structures is soon going to revolutionize our lives in the form of micromachinery. (2002-04-24)
Making sure the wonder materials don't become the wonder pollutant
As useful as nanotubes may be, the process of making them may have unintentional and potentially harmful impacts on the environment. (2008-04-08)
Physics tip sheet #35
Highlights of this tip sheet include heartbeat analysis to predict mortality rate, a new type of superconductor, growing nanobubbles and clouds, and new research on carbon nanotube transistors suggesting that size doesn't matter. (2003-07-11)
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. (2003-09-05)
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. (2013-09-20)
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