Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn out to be the humble microwave oven.
Manufacture of longer, thinner, and uncontaminated carbon nanotubes, and successfully isolating them, have been ongoing challenges for researchers. A newly developed method has opened up new possibilities in carbon nanotube ...
Using carbon nanotubes, MIT chemical engineers have devised a new method for detecting proteins, including fibrinogen, one of the coagulation factors critical to the blood-clotting cascade.
Developing novel materials from the atoms up goes faster when some of the trial and error is eliminated. A new Rice University and Montreal Polytechnic study aims to do that for graphene and boron nitride hybrids.
How do you get to know a material that you cannot see?
Carbon nanotubes are legendary in their strength—at least 30 times stronger than bullet-stopping Kevlar by some estimates. When mixed with lightweight polymers such as plastics and epoxy resins, the tiny tubes reinforce ...
Where work is done there is waste heat, but research is making progress toward ways of harnessing heat so that this energy is not wasted. Devices for converting heat into mechanical energy and then into electrical energy ...
Engineers at MIT have devised a new technique for trapping hard-to-detect molecules, using forests of carbon nanotubes.
Wearable power sources for wearable electronics are limited by the size of garments.
Never mind the ABCs. Rice University scientists interested in nanotubes are studying their XYΩs.