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Buckypaper - Revolutionizing the Way Everything from Airplanes to TVs are Made

Developed at Florida State University, buckypaper is composed of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and it could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. CNTs have amazing mechanical, electrical, photonic and thermal properties. In buckypapers the nanotubes can either be randomly oriented or aligned in a high-magnetic field, based upon the specific properties desired in the composites. The High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) and FSU has produced the world's largest magnetically aligned buckypaper.

Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)

The video provides an excellent introduction to Carbon Nanotubes including an outline of how an AFM probe operates.

The Carbon Nanotube Space Elevator

This animated video from the Institute for Scientific Research Inc. demonstrates how carbon Nanotubes could be used to produce a space elevator.

Production of Single and Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes

This video shows in detail how multi walled and single walled Carbon Nanotubes are produced. Example applications are provided of aligned nanotubes in flat screen displays, hydrogen storage for automobiles and the potential for nanotube switching in microelectronics

Transistor-Like Structure Fabricated Using Branched Carbon Nanotube

Researchers at UC San Diego and Clemson University have discovered that specially synthesized carbon nanotube structures exhibit electronic properties that are improved over conventional transistors used in computers.

How are Carbon Nanotubes Made?

How are carbon nanotubes made? This video shows the setup for the main different techniques used by scientists to produce carbon nanotubes.

NanoSpectralyzer - For Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Characterization

Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC President, Dr. R. Bruce Weisman talks about his award-winning nanotechnology instrumentation company.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Next Dimension

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and a responsible attitude to societal demands are required. This documentary film provides a glimpse of some of the many activities that are being carried out in Europe in these fast-grozing fields of research and technological development.

Nanoassembly Using a Nanohand

A "nanohand" is a small gripper, small enough to manipulate nanotubes and nanofibres. This video shows how to pick and place nanofibres using a nanohand, to construct a nanodevice: a super-probe for atomic force microscopy.

Animations of Nanotubes with Various Materials

Animations of nanotubes with various materials (carbon, ZnO and CuO) as well as buckyballs.

Carbon Nanotubes, What They Are and What Applications They May Bring in the Future

This video from Earth & Sky and Too Small To See, is an overview of carbon nanotubes including what carbon nanotubes are and what applications they might bring to reality in the future.

Space Elevator Made from Carbon Nanotubes

Documentary showcases the future of the . It was once thought as science fiction but the reality of it is closer than we think thanks to the advancement in nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes. Interviews with experts in all disciplines in the scientific community to detail the construction of the space elevator.

Nanorobotic System for Automatic Handling of Carbon Nanotubes

A nanorobotic system, the so-called NanoLab, has been developed that allows for fully automated nanorobotic assembly of carbon nanotube (CNT)-enhanced AFM supertips.

Carbon Nanoforms - Different Nanoforms of Carbon and What do They Look Like

In this video, you will learn about different nanoforms of carbon and what they look like

Carbon Nanotube Electronics - Short Educational Video

The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educaitonal video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes (this video made possible by the National Science Foundation).

How Can We See Carbon Nanotubes?

This video shows how the carbon nanotubes produced using arc-discharge and CVD techniques look like under scanning electron microscopy.

New Carbon Composite of Nanotubes and Graphene

Fujitsu Laboratories exhibited a new carbon composite of nanotubes and graphene at the nano tech 2009 show. Examples of typical nanotechnology materials include two dimensional graphene in which carbon atoms are arranged in a planar state and one-dimensional carbon nanotubes in which graphene is wrapped into a cylindrical wire shape.

Making Carbon Nanotubes a Commercial Reality

Single-wall carbon nanotubes exhibit unique properties due to their unusual structure. As a result, carbon nanotubes are expected to have dramatic impact on several industries, including displays, electronics, health care and composites.

Self-Assembly of a DNA-carbon nanotube hybrid

Carbon nanotubes cause single stranded DNA molecules to undergo a conformational change that enables DNA bases (green) to stick to the carbon nanotube wall.

Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles

A video demonstration looking at the molecular level of Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles.

Artificial Joint Material Using Carbon Nanotubes

At nano tech 2009, artificial joint material using carbon nanotubes was presented, from NEDO's project on "Development of High-Performance Artificial Joint Sliding Components by Nano Biotechnology." Conventionally, polyethylene and ceramics are used for artificial joints. The project developed an entirely new material that combines carbon nanotubes with those materials. The research team aims to extend the life of artificial joints, which is currently 15-20 years, reducing the need for replacement operations.

Researchers Make Breakthrough in the Production of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

View an interview with Mark C. Hersam of Northwestern University. Double-sided carbon nanotubes are highly prized for their use in solar cells and other applications, but until now creating a supply of just double-sided carbon nanotubes, instead of a mix of single- or multi-sided ones, was a challenge. Hersam and a colleague at Northwestern University announced a breakthrough technique that allows the double-sided tubes to be efficiently separated from the other types.

Nanotechnology Providing Clean Water for Everyone

Nanotechnology can help provide clean water for NASA astronauts, disaster relief teams, and field clinics. The CEO of a Vermont nanotech start-up company drinks water out of the Charles River to make his point and MOS tests the water filtering device in front of a live NECN audience.

What is a Carbon Nanotube?

Nanotubes are a hot topic in the world of nanotechnology, but what are they?

Carbon Nanotubes - Where are Nanotubes Used?

A trip through carbon nanotubes applications and properties Fourth video of the nanoserie sponsored by nano2hybrids, WomenInNano and Vega Science Trust.

Are Carbon Nanotubes the Next Asbestos?

In this video we traveled to North Carolina State University to meet Dr. Jamie Bonner to learn more about his research on the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes.

Nanotechnology Company Could Rival Oklahoma's Oil and Gas Industry

With the completion of a new $3.9 million facility, Southwest NanoTechnologies is now providing the spark for a new industry that could someday rival the storied oil and gas companies that first powered the state of Oklahoma.

The Nano2Hybrids Video Diary - Episode 1, Introduction - The Development of a Novel Gas Sensor Based on Carbon Nanotubes

This multi part video diary chronicles the day to day progress of a multi-disciplinary group of European scientists in their quest to produce a pocket sized gas sensor.

Cancer and Carbon Nanotubes - Method for Treating Cancer using Nanotechnology

Hongjie Dai is a chemist at Stanford University. He and his team of researchers have developed a method for treating cancer using carbon nanotubes, synthetic rods so tiny that thousands could fit in a single cell. The team coats carbon nanotubes in the B-vitamin folate. In that way they can fit the nanotubes to the numerous folate receptors present on cancer cells.

New Carbon Nanotube Composite Developed by Fujitsu Laboratories

Fujitsu Laboratories has made a breakthrough in carbon nanotube research. The company has combined carbon nanotubes and graphene, both of which are nano-scale carbon structures, to self-form a new nano-scale carbon composite, at the relatively low temperature of 510 degrees Celsius.

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Grow New Bone

Material scientists are developing carbon nanotubes to regenerate bone within the body to overcome some of the challenges and limitations of conventional bone implants. They are proposing to coating the carbon nanotube bone scaffold with collagen to promote new bone regeneration.

Carving Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes with a STM

This video outlines a new approach to carving nanomaterials atom by atom using a scanning transmission microscope.

Scientists Create New Nanotube Structures

Dr. Ernesto Joselevich, together with Ph.D. student Ariel Ismach and former M.Sc. student Noam Geblinger of the Weizmann Institute's Materials and Interfaces Department, are developing techniques to coax carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into ordered structures - essentially making the nanotubes do the hard work for them.

Ancient Technique of Spinning is Used to Produce a Very Modern Material

CSIRO in collaboration with the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA, has produced a 100 per cent carbon nanotube yarn. This yarn is very strong, durable and flexible, and fully retains the electrical properties of carbon nanotubes. The potential applications of this yarn are wide ranging, from medicine to the aerospace industry.

Face of President Obama and Nanotechnology

When Dr. John Hart decided to grow tiny images of President Obama from carbon nanotubes in his lab, he didn't know his "Nanobama" images would become an internet sensation. In this NECN SciTech today segment, NanoNerd Tim Miller tells Dr. Hart's story, and connects his Nanobamas to the real work that lies ahead for President Obama, United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and the rest of the administration's science team.

Mixing Carbon Nanotubes with Biomass Materials

Traditionally electrical charges are carried and sometimes shielded using metal but this isn't ideal- especially if the current has to run past or through explosive material like petrol tanks. The solution: Carbon Nanotubes. Microphase have mixed polymers (extracted from biomass) with their nanotubes and produced stronger, safer, and more electrically conductive materials then their metallic equivalent. According to Microphase, some of the most recent Boeing aircrafts employ this technology.

A Material that has High Electrical Conductivity and can Stretch and Contract like Rubber

In a world-leading initiative, a research group led by Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo has developed a material that has high electrical conductivity, but can stretch and contract like rubber. The group has used this material to make integrated circuits containing organic transistors.