- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
November 18th, 2005
The accidental discovery that carbon nanotubes can be set alight with nothing more than a bright light could lead to a more efficient way of igniting car and rocket fuel.
Despite the mechanism's mystery, researchers are already beginning to exploit the effect. Bruce Chehroudi and Stephen Danczyk of the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards air force base in California have found that nanotubes placed one millimetre away from a droplet of methanol or a liquid rocket fuel called RP-1 can ignite the droplet when flashed with light. They think the burning nanotubes ignite the vapour around the droplet, which then ignites the fuel.
|Related News Press|
Simulations predict flat liquid May 21st, 2015
Researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers May 21st, 2015
Cotton fibres instead of carbon nanotubes May 9th, 2015
This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules May 23rd, 2015
Nanotherapy effective in mice with multiple myeloma May 21st, 2015
Technology for Tomorrow’s Market Opportunities and Challenges: LetiDays Grenoble Presents the Possibilities: June 24-25 Event Includes Focus on IoT-Augmented Mobility and Leti’s Latest Results on Silicon Technologies, Sensors, Health Applications and Smart Cities May 27th, 2015
Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery: ANU media release: An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics have solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, and found that quantum tunneling is an instantaneous process May 27th, 2015