Significant progress in carbon nanotube research

Researchers from Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO) and Stanford University found an improved method to crosslink carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes have high thermal conductivity, absorption, tensile strength and elasticity. These properties make carbon nanotubes very useful in nanotechnology, semiconductors, and optics. Because these three fields are increasingly important Read more…

New material twice as hard as diamond

A team of Chinese scientists synthesised a material with twice the hardness of natural diamond. Their findings were published in in the June 12 issue of Nature magazine. Besides the hardness they also seem to have tackled the relatively poor thermal stability of diamond. The scientists used onion shaped carbon nanoparticles to make diamond Read more…