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Potential problems with using carbon nanotubes as interconnects

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute (UK) have used scanning tunnelling microscopy to confirm remarkable changes in the fundamental electronic behaviour when double-walled carbon nanotubes are subject to radial deformations and torsional strain.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2008

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Graphene shows promise of storing large quantities of renewable electrical energy

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called graphene as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2008

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