New 'doping' method improves properties of carbon nanotubes
(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have developed a simple method for controlling the "doping" of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a chemical process that optimizes the tubes' properties. Reported April 29 ...
Flexible carbon nanotube circuits made more reliable, power efficient
Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket. One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers, ...
Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up
A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a ...
Future phones and laptops could have speakers made of carbon nanotubes
Butterfly wings + carbon nanotubes = new 'nanobiocomposite' material
Leveraging the amazing natural properties of the Morpho butterfly's wings, scientists have developed a nanobiocomposite material that shows promise for wearable electronic devices, highly sensitive light ...
Researchers find surprising result when looking into effects of carbon nanotubes and soil sorption of toxicants
When it comes to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the soil, recent research at Texas Tech University shows that the new materials do not affect the sorption of the toxic part of oil called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
CNT wrap-gate transistors could extend transistor performance scaling
Fast or superfast water transport?
(Phys.org) —There were high hopes of using carbon nanotubes, particularly for ultra-fast water transport to desalinate seawater. However, a simulation now reveals that these ultra-fast transport rates might ...
Building a better battery
A new battery technology provides double the energy storage at lower cost than the batteries that are used in handheld electronics, electric vehicles, aerospace and defence.
Joint carbon nanotube memory program for high-density, next-generation memory below 20nm launched
Imec, a world-leading research institution in nanoelectronics and Nantero, Inc., a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices, have announced a joint ...
New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter ...
Freestanding carbon nanotubes may be thinner than previously thought possible
A nanoclutch for nanobots
Chinese researchers have designed and tested simulations of a "nanoclutch," a speed regulation tool for nanomotors.
UD researchers first to attempt 3D carbon nanotube architectures
A team of three University of Delaware mechanical engineering professors, plus researchers from three other academic institutions, are collaborating to develop three-dimensional (3D) carbon nanotube structures.