- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
March 4th, 2005
The dream of super-strong fibres made from carbon nanotubes is predicated on the notion of being able to grow these nanoscale carbon cylinders to any length. The idea of using such nanotubes as conductive wiring and semiconducting devices in nanoscopic electrical circuits, meanwhile, hinges on the ability to make nanotubes to order in either a metallic or a semiconducting form. Neither of these things is yet possible, but new results from a team of US researchers show that both may be feasible soon.
Nanotube pioneer Richard Smalley at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and his co-workers, have discovered a method for restarting the growth of open-ended carbon nanotubes in a way that preserves the atomic-scale structure of the original tubes. They also say that it provides 'the opportunity to grow nanotubes to unlimited lengths'.
|Related News Press|
Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals August 5th, 2015
Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports August 4th, 2015
Developing Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons August 26th, 2015
Engineering a better 'Do: Purdue researchers are learning how August 4th, 2015
A new technique to make drugs more soluble August 28th, 2015
Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry August 28th, 2015
Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015