Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Breakthrough in Understanding of Heat Dissipation in Carbon Nanotubes

A team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has made a theoretical breakthrough in understanding how energy dissipates in a nanotube and what causes thermal breakdown in metallic carbon nanotubes [Phy. Rev. Lett., 95, 266803 (2005)]. Their discovery may help move electronic devices made by nanotubes from laboratory to markeplace. Read more.

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