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Carbon Nanotubes Improve Fuel Cells

A group of scientists has created a new, improved fuel-cell electrode that is very lightweight and thin. Composed of a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes, the electrode functions nearly as well as conventional electrodes ...

dateMar 27, 2008 in Nanophysics feature
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Graphene Takes the Heat

Carbon nanotubes are being touted by many scientists and engineers as the material of the future, with the potential to revolutionize electronic technologies. But a new study shows that nanotubes may not be ...

dateFeb 20, 2008 in Nanophysics feature
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Scientists Make 'Perfect' Nanowires

Scientists have created silicon nanowires that are perfect—at least atomically. Down at the single-atom level, the identical wires have no bumps, bends, or other imperfections. They are perfectly crystalline, even more ...

dateJan 23, 2008 in Nanophysics 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.

dateJan 07, 2008 in Nanophysics 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 ...

dateDec 27, 2007 in Nanophysics 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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Nanophysics 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 ...

dateSep 27, 2007 in Nanophysics feature
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