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April 21st, 2006

Nanotubes in vacuum are more responsive to light

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, US, have found that the electrical conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes changes much more in response to light when the nanotubes are in a vacuum. The effect could be useful in using nanotubes as infrared sensors for thermal imaging, spectroscopy and infrared astronomy.


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