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Carbon Nanotubes

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Aug 22, 2018 United States
A team of engineers is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool.
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Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black

Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black

Jul 18, 2018 United States
Engineers are leveraging a partnership to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man.
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Carbon nanotubes for flexible, fingertip-wearable terahertz imagers

Carbon nanotubes for flexible, fingertip-wearable terahertz imagers

Jul 3, 2018 Japan
Researchers have developed flexible terahertz imagers based on chemically "tunable" carbon nanotube materials. The findings expand the scope of terahertz applications to include wrap-around, wearable technologies as well as large-area photonic devices.
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Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters

Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters

Feb 20, 2018 United States
Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost.
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Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
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Packaging film coated with clay nanotubes

Packaging film coated with clay nanotubes

Aug 25, 2017 Turkey
Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits, vegetables and meats go bad in the blink of an eye. Consumers are left feeling frustrated, often turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious.
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Researchers resolve problem that has been holding back technology

Researchers resolve problem that has been holding back technology

Aug 18, 2016 Canada
Imagine an electronic newspaper that you could roll up and spill your coffee on, even as it updated itself before your eyes. It's an example of the technological revolution that has been waiting to happen, except for one major problem that, until now, scientists have not been able to resolve.
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Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites

Jul 26, 2016 United States
The discovery could open up wide-ranging possibilities for designing new, easy-to-manufacture composites for optical devices, electronic systems, and high-tech materials.
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Nanotubes line up to form films

Nanotubes line up to form films

Apr 6, 2016 United States
A simple filtration process helped researchers create flexible, wafer-scale films of highly aligned and closely packed carbon nanotubes.
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New process enables easier isolation of carbon nanotubes

New process enables easier isolation of carbon nanotubes

Jan 29, 2016 Japan
Manufacture of longer, thinner, and uncontaminated carbon nanotubes, and successfully isolating them, have been ongoing challenges for researchers.
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Miniaturised optical devices enabled by carbon nano technology

Miniaturised optical devices enabled by carbon nano technology

Jan 14, 2016 United Kingdom
Research demonstrates carbon nanotubes creating wafer-thin, flat structures that enable the miniaturisation of a range of optical devices.