MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding them.
The project was kickstarted in 2017 when a delegation of YTC America (subsidiary of Yazaki Corporation) visited Kazan Federal University.
Scientists have developed a novel strategy to produce near-oxygenless carbon nanodots, helping shed light on the role of oxygen in their optical properties.
The existing technique for manufacturing carbon nanotubes—typically wrapped sheets of graphene—is not capable of enabling total control over their length, diameter, and type.
A research work published in Nature Communications, involving researchers from the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA) and the University of Sevilla, has measured for the first time the electrical conductivity of a single carbon nanotube with spin-crosslinked molecules inside it.
For more than 15 years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and their collaborators in the U.S., Australia, South Korea and China have fabricated artificial muscles by twisting and coiling carbon nanotube or polymer yarns. When thermally powered, these muscles actuate by contracting their length when heated and returning to their initial length when cooled. Such thermally driven artificial muscles, however, have limitations.
Two novel techniques, atomic-resolution real-time video and conical carbon nanotube confinement, allow researchers to view never-before-seen details about crystal formation.
Carbon nanotube fibers are not nearly as strong as the nanotubes they contain, but Rice University researchers are working to close the gap.
In fishes, the swim bladder acts as a resonator to sense the ambient environment, while also enabling the fish to realize a manageable vertical motion via the deflation and reversible inflation of the bladder in water.
Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found that ultra-rapid dialysis processes could be achieved by carbon nanotube membrane pores, resulting in considerably reduced treatment time for patients undergoing hemodialysis.