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2014-06-19 09:51:28

USC Viterbi When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering describe how they have overcome a major issue in carbon nanotube technology by developing a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors with other thin film transistors. This hybrid could take the place of silicon as the traditional transistor...

Flexible Carbon Nanotube Circuits Made More Reliable And Power Efficient
2014-03-18 12:05:55

Stanford School of Engineering Engineers invent a process to 'dope' carbon filaments with an additive to improve their electronic performance, paving the way for digital devices that bend. Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket. One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers, known as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), instead of rigid silicon chips. But reliability is...

2014-02-13 08:23:33

DUBLIN, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f4jwc6/graphene_in ) has announced the addition of the "Graphene in Electronics and Energy: The Global Market to 2020" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required, graphene promises to outstrip all current nanomaterials, especially in electronics and energy storage applications....

Engineers Show How To Optimize Carbon Nanotube Arrays For Use In Hot Spots
2013-12-03 13:11:10

Stanford School of Engineering Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between 3 desired characteristics: strength, flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat When engineers design devices, they must often join together two materials that expand and contract at different rates as temperatures change. Such thermal differences can cause problems if, for instance, a semiconductor chip is plugged into a socket that can't...

2013-11-14 13:06:37

Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body’s cells. Using a process which they liken to molecular Lego, scientists from the University of Warwick and the University of Sydney have created what they have named ‘Janus nanotubes’ – very small tubes with two distinct faces. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. They are named after the Roman god Janus who is...

Carbon Nanotube Forests Have Low Stiffness Due To Waviness
2013-10-01 12:05:01

Georgia Institute of Technology A new study has found that "waviness" in forests of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness, answering a long-standing question surrounding the tiny structures. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more compliant and therefore useful as thermal interface material for conducting heat away from future high-powered integrated circuits. Measurements of nanotube stiffness, which is...

Carbon Nanotube Computer Could One Day Replace Modern Computers
2013-09-26 04:50:46

redOrbit Staff & Stanford Reports - Your Universe Online Stanford engineers have built the world’s first carbon nanotube computer, validating the concept of carbon nanotubes as a potential replacement for the conventional silicon chips used in modern electronic devices. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are semiconductor material comprised of tens of thousands of tiny tube-like structures that can fit inside a human hair. The technology has the potential to launch a new generation of...

2013-09-23 23:20:01

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) for Electronics & Electrics 2013-2023: Forecasts, Applications, Technologies London (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and their compounds exhibit extraordinary electrical properties for organic materials, and have a huge potential in electrical and electronic applications such as photovoltaics, sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors, smart textiles and energy conversion...

Carbon Nanotubes Cloned To Unlock Their Potential For Use In Electronics
2012-11-14 14:05:35

University of Southern California Using a new method, researchers can now grow carbon nanotube semiconductors of predefined structures, which may pave the way for carbon to be used in future electronics The heart of the computer industry is known as “Silicon Valley” for a reason. Integrated circuit computer chips have been made from silicon since computing´s infancy in the 1960s. Now, thanks to a team of USC researchers, carbon nanotubes may emerge as a contender to...


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