Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Electronics Withstand Outer Space’s Harsh Conditions

Space missions, such as NASA's Orion that will take astronauts to Mars, are pushing the limits of human exploration. But during their transit, spacecrafts encounter a continuous stream of damaging cosmic radiation, which can harm or even destroy...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Astronaut, Mars, Spacecrafts

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3d Printed Sensor Detects Glyphosate

Typically, detecting glyphosate — a herbicide — in a beverage requires a sophisticated test setup. But Washington State University has a 3D printed sensor that uses nanotubes to simplify the detection of the toxin. The idea is very...

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Scientists Demonstrate Pathway To Forerunner Of Nanotubes That Could Lead To Widespread Industrial...

Scientists have identified a chemical pathway to an innovative nanomaterial that could lead to large-scale production for applications ranging from spacesuits to military vehicles.
Related topics: Military

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Pathway To Forerunner Of Rugged Nanotubes That Could Lead To Widespread Industrial Fabrication

Scientists have identified a chemical pathway to an innovative insulating nanomaterial that could lead to large-scale industrial production for a variety of uses – including in spacesuits and military vehicles. The nanomaterial—thousands of...
Related topics: Military

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Actuator Discovery Outperforms Existing Technology

A newly developed electrochemical actuator using specialized organic semiconductor nanotubes is likely to become a key factor for future researchers in the fields of robotics, bioelectronics and biomedicine.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Semiconductors, Robots

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Woven Nanotube Fibers Turn Heat Energy Into Electrical Energy

Carbon nanotubes woven into thread-like fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other sources into other forms of energy.
Related topics: Sun

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Optical Effects Of The Divalent Functionalization Of Carbon Nanotubes

Scientists have learned how to place crystalline defects in new materials with atomic-scale precision. This enables materials that can control excitons—energy carriers that are similar to subatomic particles. New research shows that, by precisely...

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Lighting The Way For Nanotube Innovation

Scientists have learned how to place crystalline defects in new materials with atomic-scale precision. This enables materials that can control excitons--energy carriers similar to subatomic particles. New research reveals how to create local energy...

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Mars Race: China Dreams Of Nuclear Rockets, Manned Bases, And Space Elevators

We're looking forward to the late 21st-century colony wars Over the next quarter century, China wants to set up a permanent base on Mars for "large scale development of the Red Planet," and install a sci-fi carbon-nanotube elevator to shuttle goods...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Space Shuttle

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This Carbon Nanotube “reactor” Could One Day Power Microscopic Robots

Tiny carbon nanotubes that can generate energy simply through bobbing in a special liquid could one day be a breakthrough power source for micro-robotics or even smaller devices, researchers at MIT say. The approach could also provide a new and far...
Related topics: Robots

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Engineering Matter At The Atomic Level

Researchers have developed a way to use a 'dry transfer technique' -- a technique that uses no solvent -- to position optical quality carbon nanotubes in a precise way.

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Thin Is Now In To Turn Terahertz Polarization

Physicists make unique broadband polarization rotators with ultrathin carbon nanotube films. The rotators extend to the terahertz, which could simplify devices for use in telecommunications, security and manufacturing.
Related topics: Physics

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Researchers Develop Third And Final 'made-to-order' Nanotube Synthesis Technique

The current method of manufacturing carbon nanotubes—in essence rolled up sheets of graphene—is unable to allow complete control over their diameter, length and type. This problem has recently been solved for two of the three different types of...
Related topics: Graphene

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Degradable Lignin-based Polyurethane Adsorbent For Efficient Crude Oil Cleanup

A research group led by Prof. Zhu Jin at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has synthesized a high-efficiency carbon nanotube (CNT) modified lignin-based polyurethane...

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Scientists Build The Smallest Cable Containing A Spin Switch

A study published in Nature Communications involving researchers from the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA) and the University of Sevilla has measured for the first time the electrical conductivity of a single carbon...

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Carbon Nanotube Patterns Called Moirés Created For Materials Research

Material behaviors depend on many things including not just the composition of the material but also the arrangement of its molecular parts. For the first time, researchers have found a way to coax carbon nanotubes into creating moiré patterns....

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There’s A New Kind Of Pollution To Be Worried About: Nanomaterials

Carbon nanotubes and other microscopic particles are increasingly part of consumer goods. They’re also being found in organisms up and down the food chain. Nanotechnology is spurring a new industrial revolution. The process of engineering...

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Newly Developed Material Could Lead To Lighter, Safer Car Designs

A new form of 3-D-printed material made by combining commonly-used plastics with carbon nanotubes is tougher and lighter than similar forms of aluminium, scientists say.

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Titanium Oxide Nanotubes Facilitate Low-cost Laser-assisted Photoporation

A research team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology developed a nanosecond pulse laser-assisted photoporation method using titanium-oxide nanotubes (TNT) for highly efficient and low-cost intracellular...
Related topics: Laser

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Atomic Resolution Video Of Salt Crystals Forming In Real Time

Two novel techniques, atomic-resolution real-time video and conical carbon nanotube confinement, allow researchers to view never-before-seen details about crystal formation. The observations confirm theoretical predictions about how salt crystals...
Related topics: Science Videos

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