carbon nanotubes

New research shows that carbon nanotube transistors are twice as efficient as silicon varities

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown for the first time that transistors fashioned out of carbon nanotubes are actually twice as efficient as regular silicon varieties. This comes after decades of research regarding how carbon nanotubes can be used to design the next generation of computers. Speaking about the breakthrough, recently published in…




Super-elastic carbon nanotube-based conducting fiber could be used to build shape-shifting aircraft

Scientists, working at the University of Texas at Dallas, have developed a special type of conducting fiber, whose electrical conductivity increases dramatically when stretched. Made from tiny sheets of carbon nanotubes (CNT), wound around a cylindrical rubber core, the ultra-elastic fiber can be stretched to around 14 times its original length, without losing any of…