Home > News > Sapphire Stars in Nanotube Support Role
April 25th, 2005
Sapphire Stars in Nanotube Support Role
USC researchers have found that sapphire surfaces spontaneously arrange carbon nanotubes into useful patterns — but only the right surfaces.
As a substrate for the creation of single wall nanotube (SWNT) devices, sapphire has a critical advantage, says Chongwu Zhou of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's department of electrical engineering.
Single walled carbon nanotubes will grow along certain crystalline orientations on sapphire. No template has to be provided to guide this structuring: it takes place automatically.
Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market is expected to reach $8.5 Billion by 2019 March 25th, 2015
Nanotechnology Enabled Drug Delivery to Influence Future Diagnosis and Treatments of Diseases March 21st, 2015
Nanocomposites Market Growth, Industry Outlook To 2020 by Grand View Research, Inc. March 21st, 2015
Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market in the US 2012-2016 : Latest Report Available by Radiant Insights, Inc March 16th, 2015
From tobacco to cyberwood March 31st, 2015
Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance: Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer-wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications March 30th, 2015
Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain: Rice University invention provides two-way communication with neurons March 25th, 2015
Iranian Scientists Eliminate Expensive Materials from Diabetes Diagnosis Sensors March 25th, 2015
So, near and yet so far: Stable HGNs for Raman April 1st, 2015
Two-dimensional dirac materials: Structure, properties, and rarity April 1st, 2015
3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels April 1st, 2015
Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest: Promises a powerful spin on navigation April 1st, 2015