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Chemical-Free Method to Unzip Carbon Nanotubes into Nanoribbons

Chemical-Free Method to Unzip Carbon Nanotubes into Nanoribbons

Carbon nanotubes “unzipped” into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free way to unzip them. [More]
New Family of Catalysts Help Produce Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Specific Chirality

New Family of Catalysts Help Produce Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Specific Chirality

Recently, Professor Li Yan’s research team developed a novel strategy to produce single-walled carbon nanotubes with specific chirality by applying a new family of catalysts, which has great applications and influence in nanoelectornics and related fields. [More]
Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors Integrated with IGZO TFT’s for Energy-Efficient Circuits

Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors Integrated with IGZO TFT’s for Energy-Efficient Circuits

A new flexible and energy-efficient hybrid circuit using carbon nanotubes has big implications for the future of electronics [More]
Carbon Nanotube Forest Can Harvest Water Molecules from Arid Desert Air

Carbon Nanotube Forest Can Harvest Water Molecules from Arid Desert Air

If you don’t want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. [More]
3-D Carbon-Nanotube Cluster Architecture for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Enables Rapid Charging of Portable Electronics

3-D Carbon-Nanotube Cluster Architecture for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Enables Rapid Charging of Portable Electronics

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics in 10 minutes, instead of hours. [More]
New Carbon Nanotube-Based Terahertz Detectors for Medical Imaging

New Carbon Nanotube-Based Terahertz Detectors for Medical Imaging

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. [More]
DOE Awards Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Funding for Study on Role of Plasma in Synthesis of Nanoparticles

DOE Awards Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Funding for Study on Role of Plasma in Synthesis of Nanoparticles

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. [More]
Short Pristine Carbon Nanotubes Can Deliver Drugs to Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Short Pristine Carbon Nanotubes Can Deliver Drugs to Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Matteson-Ridolfi to Distribute SWeNT’s Specialty Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Products in the US

Matteson-Ridolfi to Distribute SWeNT’s Specialty Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Products in the US

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of carbon nanotubes based in Norman, OK, announced today it has contracted Matteson-Ridolfi to distribute its SMW™ Specialty Multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) products in the United States. Matteson-Ridolfi, Inc. is a premier distributor of specialty chemicals, polymer additives, pigments and resins, based in Riverview, MI. [More]
PKC Receives DoD Grant for Developing Carbon Nanotube-Based Biosensor for Organ Injury Detection

PKC Receives DoD Grant for Developing Carbon Nanotube-Based Biosensor for Organ Injury Detection

Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation (PKC), a medical device company that is developing smart implantable pumps for controlled drug delivery and biosensor technology, announced today that it has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for development of "Carbon Nanotube Based Biosensor for Organ Injury Detection.” [More]