Posts tagged with "carbon nanotubes"


Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

Aug. 24, 2017 -  
Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University , have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with diameters smaller than a nanometer (0.8 nm)...

Carbon nanotubes stand at attention

Jul. 24, 2017 -  
Just as members of a marching band align themselves for a performance, carbon nanotubes create a similar configuration. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists recently used synchrotron X-ray scattering to fully capture the hierarchical structure in self-organized carbon nanotube...
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Nanotube growth moving in the right direction

Feb. 9, 2017 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie of how large populations of carbon nanotubes grow and align themselves. Understanding how carbon nanotubes (CNT) nucleate, grow and self-organize to form macroscale materials is critical...

‘Second skin’ uniform protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents in the field

Aug. 3, 2016 -  
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents. This material is the first key component of futuristic smart uniforms that...

Tiny tubes move into the fast lane

Apr. 4, 2016 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter can transport protons faster than bulk water, by an order of magnitude. The research validates a 200-year old mechanism of proton...

Lawrence Livermore scientists use carbon nanotubes for tissue healing

Apr. 3, 2014 -  
Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that carbon nanotubes can help with tissue healing and repair. The team, which includes scientists from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research , UC Davis and UC Merced , found that there is long-term biocompatibility of single wall carbon nanotubes (...