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Printable, Flexible Carbon-Nanotube Transistors

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Brewer Science, Inc. have used carbon nanotubes as the basis for a high-speed thin-film transistors printed onto sheets of flexible plastic. Their method may allow ...

Jan 08, 2008 feature
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Plumbing Carbon Nanotubes

Scientists have determined how to connect carbon nanotubes together like water pipes, a feat that may lead to a whole new group of bottom-up-engineered nanostructures and devices.

Jan 07, 2008 feature
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Nanodisk Codes

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a way to use billionth-of-a-meter-sized disks to create codes that could be used to encrypt information, serve as biological labels, and even tag and track ...

Dec 27, 2007 feature
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'Nanocavity' Sensor Detects Virus-Sized Particles

Scientists have created a nanoscale device that is capable of detecting one quadrillionth of a gram of biological matter, or about the size of certain viruses. In the future, the sensor may be able to detect ...

Dec 20, 2007 feature
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Discovering new properties in carbon nanotubes

The trend in science is moving toward smaller devices. Indeed, single electron devices are considered one way for computing and other electronic applications to become ever smaller in size, while still providing large operating ...

Nov 06, 2007 feature
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New possibilities for boron nanotubes

Even though some scientists have managed to grow boron nanotubes, the nature of their structure is unknown. Different theories have been proposed regarding boron nanotube make-up, but they often result in structures that ...

Sep 27, 2007 feature
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Surface plasmons enhance nanostructure possibilities

As technology becomes smaller and smaller, scientists work to find solutions to a variety of problems in many different fields. It is known that light could be used for studying molecules and atoms, as well as for solving ...

Sep 18, 2007 feature
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Scientists Make Flexible, Polymer-Based Data Storage

The future of the electronics industry is believed by many to lie in organic materials – polymers that conduct electricity. Because they are ultra lightweight, flexible, and low-cost, they may lead to a whole new class ...

Aug 01, 2007 feature
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