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2012-02-08 23:59:20

Scientists are reporting development of a new form of buckypaper, which eliminates a major drawback of these sheets of carbon nanotubes – 50,000 times thinner than a human hair, 10 times lighter than steel, but up to 250 times stronger – with potential uses ranging from body armor to next-generation batteries. Their report appears in the journal ACS Nano. In the study, Christopher Y. Li, Ph.D., and colleagues explain that there are several ways of making buckypaper, named for...

2011-02-07 15:39:03

Carbon nanotubes have many attractive properties, and their structure and areas of application can be compared with those of graphene, the material for whose discovery the most recent Nobel Prize was awarded. In order to be able to exploit these properties, however, it is necessary to have full control of the manufacturing process. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg are closing in on the answer. "Our results show that the metal particles that form the basis of the manufacture of...

2009-09-03 11:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nanoparticle News Review, 2008 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0100072/Nanoparticle-News-Review-2008.html The scope of this report is broad and includes: An in-depth assessment of the investment patterns in the global nanotechnology industry Emerging technologies within the nanotech field Descriptions of the most active organizations within the industry and...

2009-08-10 12:25:00

 Carbon nanotubes "” tiny, rolled-up tubes of graphite "” promise to add speed to electronic circuits and strength to materials like carbon composites, used in airplanes and racecars. A major problem, however, is that the metals used to grow nanotubes react unfavorably with materials found in circuits and composites. But now, researchers at MIT have for the first time shown that nanotubes can grow without a metal catalyst. The researchers demonstrate that zirconium oxide, the...

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2008-10-17 13:40:00

Researchers at Florida State University say a material commonly known as "buckypaper" could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. Buckypaper, which resembles ordinary carbon paper, is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. But unlike conventional composite materials, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. "All those things...

2005-11-03 15:18:23

LEXINGTON, Ky.̢蠫 Membranes composed of manmade carbon nanotubes permit a fluid flow nearly 10,000 to 100,000 times faster than conventional fluid flow theory would predict because of the nanotubes' nearly friction-free surface, researchers at the University of Kentucky report in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. In their study, Mainak Majumder, Nitin Chopra and Bruce J. Hinds of UK's Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, and Rodney Andrews of UK's Center for...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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