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2012-02-14 11:36:49

Carbon nanotubes and graphene consist of just a couple of layers of carbon atoms, but they are lighter than aluminium, stronger than steel and can bend like spring-coils. Physicist Niklas Lindahl at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has been studying the unique properties of the materials, which in future may result in improved electronics and light, strong material. Nanotechnology could revolutionize the manufacture of new types of materials. Niklas Lindahl has studied carbon...

2011-06-10 13:02:00

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Research scientists announced that they have achieved a milestone in creating a building block for the future of wireless devices. In a paper published yesterday in the magazine Science, IBM researchers announced the first integrated circuit fabricated from wafer-size graphene, and demonstrated a broadband frequency mixer operating at frequencies up to 10 gigahertz (10 billion cycles/second). (Logo:...

2011-05-09 21:35:11

What limits the behaviour of a carbon nanotube? This is a question that many scientists are trying to answer. Physicists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now shown that electromechanical principles are valid also at the nanometre scale. In this way, the unique properties of carbon nanotubes can be combined with classical physics "“ and this may prove useful in the quantum computers of the future. "We have been studying carbon nanotubes theoretically, in order to see how they...

2011-01-10 13:55:24

New research published today, shows how light can be used to control the electrical properties of graphene, paving the way for graphene-based optoelectronic devices and highly sensitive sensors. This year's Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded for research into graphene, recognising its potential for many applications in modern life, from high-speed electronics to touchscreen technology. The UK's National Physical Laboratory, along with a team of international scientists, have further...

2010-12-07 22:25:52

Given their outstanding mechanical and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes are attractive building blocks for next-generation nanoelectromechanical devices, including high-performance sensors, logic devices, and memory elements.  However, manufacturing challenges associated with creating well-ordered arrays of individual carbon nanotubes and the nanotube-devices' prevalent failure modes have prevented any large-scale commercial use. Now, researchers at Northwestern University, the...

2010-11-10 04:30:00

DALLAS, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandler Research announces it will carry Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Electronics Applications 2010-2020 Research Report in its store. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.sandlerresearch.org/reports/38834-carbon-nanotubes-and-graphene-fo r-electronics-applications-2010-2.html Browse All Semiconductor and Electronics Reports: http://www.sandlerresearch.org/market-research/semiconductor-and-electronics/ Search More Then...

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2010-07-06 14:05:00

While those wonderful light sabers in the Star Wars films remain the figment of George Lucas' fertile imagination, light mills "“ rotary motors driven by light "“ that can power objects thousands of times greater in size are now fact. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created the first nano-sized light mill motor whose rotational speed and direction can be controlled by...

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2010-03-10 14:11:46

Scientists have leaped over a major hurdle in efforts to begin commercial production of a form of carbon that could rival silicon in its potential for revolutionizing electronics devices ranging from supercomputers to cell phones. Called graphene, the material consists of a layer of graphite 50,000 times thinner than a human hair with unique electronic properties. Their study appears in ACS' Nano Letters, a monthly journal. Victor Aristov and colleagues indicate that graphene has the...

2009-12-10 14:15:42

DARPA to provide funding to quell Casimir force Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force, which attracts objects when they are only hundred nanometers apart. "The Casimir force is so small that most experimentation has dealt simply with its characteristics," said Derrick Mancini, interim director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials. "If we can control this force or make it...

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2009-09-01 11:05:00

The University of Southampton's Southampton Nanofabrication Center, which opens next week (9 September), will make it possible to manufacture high-speed and non-volatile "Ëœuniversal memory' devices for industry within 5 years. According to Dr Yoshishige Tsuchiya from the Nano Group at the University's School of Electronics & Computer Science, the Nano electromechanical systems (NEMS) available within the new clean room will make high-speed, non-volatile and low-power computer...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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