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2013-03-22 09:40:39

Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) has shown how nanotubes can store information in the form of vibrations. Up to now, researchers have experimented primarily with electrically charged particles. Because nanomechanical devices are not charged, they are much less sensitive to electrical interference. Using quantum mechanical phenomena, computers could be much more powerful than their...

2013-01-28 12:10:03

Towards a new generation of optoelectronic nanomaterials By achieving the synthesis of a novel nanohybrid structure by means of the pulsed laser ablation (PLA) technique, Professor My Ali El Khakani and his team paved the way for a new generation of optoelectronic materials. The combination of carbon nanotubes and lead sulfide (PbS) nanoparticles was performed using an effective and relatively simple process that offers considerable latitude for creating other nanohybrids for a variety of...

2013-01-28 11:48:13

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially the light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecommunications networks. The prototype device, a miniature version of an instrument called a cryogenic radiometer, is a silicon chip topped with circular mats of carbon nanotubes standing on end. The mini-radiometer builds on NIST's previous...

Stretchable Electronics Need Bendable Power Sources
2012-12-15 06:16:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Future smartphones, tablet computers, and other consumer electronics gadgets will be made from bendable materials, according to a University of Delaware professor working to develop power sources for such devices. Stretchable electronics will be the future of mobile technology, leading industry leaders such as IBM, Nokia, and Sony to develop products to take advantage of such materials, mechanical engineering instructor Bingqing...

2012-12-11 01:02:57

A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. The findings, published online Dec. 10, 2012, in the journal Small, were demonstrated in individual nerve cells as well as in the brains of mice and rats, and may have future applications in intracranial or spinal devices to help treat neural injuries. Carbon nanotubes are a nanomaterial with unique features, including...

Researchers Create Single-surface Material For Energy Storage
2012-11-27 18:32:42

Rice University A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications. Led by Rice chemist James Tour, researchers have successfully grown forests of carbon nanotubes that rise quickly from sheets of graphene to astounding lengths of up to 120 microns, according to a paper published today by Nature Communications. A house on an average plot with the same aspect ratio would...


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