Nanotechnology

(redirected from nanotube)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Nanotechnology

The technology that controls products at the atomic or molecular state. Nanotechnology has uses in information technology, heavy industry and energy.
References in periodicals archive ?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from the University of Mazandaran studied the performance of boron nitride nanotubes in the presence of vitamins through a computational method.
Carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications.
This method is ideal for making nanotube solutions for fibre spinning because it produces fluid dopes that closely resemble those used in industrial spinning of high-performance fibres.
One feeler made contact with the other cell, and a nanotube was formed, while the rest of the feelers retracted into the cell body.
A key advantage over traditional nanoclays is that halloysite nanotubes do not need exfoliation, which involves separating thin layers of nanoclay (like peeling an onion) with chemicals and other processing steps.
Thousands of nanotubes easily could fit inside a typical cell.
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 10, 2006 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced on February 8 that its Nanotechnology Research Institute has succeeded in encapsulating and stabilizing beta-carotene in carbon nanotubes.
All CNT/PU films showed higher tensile modulus, yield stress and fracture stress than neat PU, and these parameters increased as the nanotube concentration increased.
The contact resistance between nanotube and metal electrodes must be controlled.
Seiichiro Kiyooka, chief analyst at Fuji Keizai, an industry research firm, concurs that Mitsui's efforts in nanotube mass-production technology will eventually lower costs.
As in a conventional semiconductor transistor, applying a low voltage to the transistor's gate switches the current passing between opposite ends of the nanotube (the device's source and drain).
To recharge the battery, you merely add energy, forcing the ions back into the nanotube.