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2012-02-09 23:48:12

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers have again proven that injecting multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) into tumors and heating them with a quick, 30-second laser treatment can kill them. The results of the first effort involving kidney tumors was published in 2009, but now they´ve taken the science and directed it at breast cancer tumors, specifically the tumor initiating cancer stem cells. These stem cells are hard to kill because they don´t divide very often and...

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...

2012-02-06 22:15:03

Think of it as cooking with carbon spaghetti: A Kansas State University researcher is developing new ways to create and work with carbon nanotubes -- ultrasmall tubes that look like pieces of spaghetti or string. These carbon nanotubes -- made of graphene, an atom-thick sheet of carbon -- have the perfect ingredients for improving laser detectors and rechargeable batteries, according to research by Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. Singh is working...

2012-01-31 16:34:25

Rice University researchers show how length, imperfections affect carbon nanotube fluorescence A painstaking study by Rice University has brought a wealth of new information about single-walled carbon nanotubes through analysis of their fluorescence. The current issue of the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano features an article about work by the Rice lab of chemist Bruce Weisman to understand how the lengths and imperfections of individual nanotubes affect their fluorescence...

2012-01-31 09:07:58

Terahertz polarizer nears perfection Researchers at Rice University are using carbon nanotubes as the critical component of a robust terahertz polarizer that could accelerate the development of new security and communication devices, sensors and non-invasive medical imaging systems as well as fundamental studies of low-dimensional condensed matter systems. The polarizer developed by the Rice lab of Junichiro Kono, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics and...

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2012-01-27 14:18:39

The National Research Council said on Wednesday that in order to study the potential health hazards of nanotechnology, researchers will need to drum up an additional $24 million a year. The research council said in a study that a new federal oversight agency is also required to integrate research by private business, universities and international groups. Nanotechnology is being used in a fast-growing variety of consumer products, and involves designing and manufacturing materials on a...

2012-01-24 20:12:45

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for creating elastic conductors made of carbon nanotubes, which will contribute to large-scale production of the material for use in a new generation of elastic electronic devices. “We´re optimistic that this new approach could lead to large-scale production of stretchable conductors, which would then expedite research and development of elastic electronic devices,” says Dr. Yong Zhu, an assistant...

2012-01-24 20:11:20

A Rice University research team makes graphene suitable for a variety of organic chemistry applications The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), along with other funding agencies, helped a Rice University research team make graphene suitable for a variety of organic chemistry applications–especially the promise of advanced chemical sensors, nanoscale electronic circuits and metamaterials. Ever since the University of Manchester's Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov...

2012-01-18 13:19:43

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the company Dioxide Materials have demonstrated that randomly stacked graphene flakes can make an effective chemical sensor. The researchers created the one-atom-thick carbon lattice flakes by placing bulk graphite in a solution and bombarding it with ultrasonic waves that broke off thin sheets. The researchers then filtered the solution to produce a graphene film, composed of a haphazard arrangement of stacked flakes, that...


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