nanotube nanotube

Definition(s):

  • (n) a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape

Usage(s):

  • One cubic inch of nanotube circuitry would be 1 million times more powerful than the human brain, at least in raw processing power.

News

  1. Nanotube probe gives better look at brain cell response

    A tiny spear made of carbon nanotubes can probe the internal electrical activity of a single neuron, giving researchers a more refined look at how brain cells respond to signals from their neighboring cells. Probing the brain at this resolution could be vital to efforts to understand and map its function in new detail (see [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Nanotube Probe Gives a Single Neuron’s View of Brain Activity

    A thin probe of carbon nanotubes can measure small electrical changes inside a neuron. A tiny spear made of carbon nanotubes can probe the internal electrical activity of a single neuron, giving researchers a more refined look at how brain cells respond to signals from their neighboring cells. Probing the brain at this resolution could be vital to efforts to understand and map its function in ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Technology Review

  3. Carbon Nanotube Harpoon Catches Individual Brain Cell Signals

    Duke scientists designed a thin, flexible carbon-nanotube spear to study individual brain cells.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Duke University

Quotes

  1. "Several people have tried to use carbon nanotube films and other fibrous structures as high-adhesive surfaces and to mimic gecko feet, but with limited success when it comes to realistic demonstrations of the stickiness and reversibility that one...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Pulickel M Ajayan Source: AScribe (press release)

  2. "We can open up every carbon nanotube at the same time and convert many nanotubes into ribbons at the same time," Dai said.
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Hongjie Dai Source: Science Daily (press release)

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