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2013-06-10 10:51:42

More resistant than steel, carbon nanotubes are one of the strongest and hardest materials known. Their impressive electrical and thermal properties make them an extremely versatile material. Hollow on the inside and only one-atom thick, they lend themselves to a large variety of potential uses, from tennis rackets and bulletproof vests, to electronic components and energy storage devices. New research shows that they may also hold the potential for revolutionizing medical research with...

Economical Non-precious-metal Catalyst Capitalizes On Carbon Nanotubes
2013-06-05 11:42:19

Los Alamos National Laboratory The new material has the highest oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in alkaline media of any non-precious metal catalyst developed to date. Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells, providing for practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as well as enhanced hybrid electric...

Strength Of CVD Graphene Revealed In New Study
2013-05-31 14:01:24

Columbia University In a new study, published in Science May 31, 2013, Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form. This work resolves a contradiction between theoretical simulations, which predicted that grain boundaries can be strong, and earlier experiments, which indicated that they were much weaker than the perfect lattice. Graphene consists...

2013-05-29 23:27:59

Nantero, Inc., the nanotechnology company pioneering the use of carbon nanotubes in the development of next-generation semiconductor devices, today announced the second closing of its Series D financing round. One of the investors is Schlumberger, the world´s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Nantero, Inc., the nanotechnology company...

Harvesting Electricity Directly From Plants
2013-05-09 11:27:25

University of Georgia The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy. To help solve this problem, researchers at the University of Georgia looked to nature for inspiration, and they are now developing a new technology that makes it possible to use plants to generate electricity. "Clean energy is the need of the century," said Ramaraja Ramasamy, assistant professor in the...

2013-04-06 23:01:05

Researchmoz.us include new market research report"Global Nanotechnology And Nanomaterials Market Stage Of Development, Global Activity And Market Opportunities" to its huge collection of research reports. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 New Market Research Report Added In Researchmoz.us Reports Database Global Nanotechnology And Nanomaterials Market Stage Of Development, Global Activity And Market Opportunities. Nanotechnology applications and nanomaterials are being applied across a raft...

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...


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