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June 17th, 2005

New Nano-Brushes Keep the Tiny Tidy

Abstract:
Even at the nano-scale where machines and materials can be the size of atoms and molecules there are messes to sweep, walls to paint, tubes to unclog, and electronics to power. And now there's a way to make the tiniest of brushes to do these chores.

To work at the nano-scale, researchers realized that a different kind of material was needed. "It dawned on us that [carbon] nanotubes would make excellent bristle material," Pulickel Ajayan, a professor of materials science and engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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