September 15, 2014

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-​​nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in carbon nanotube arrays. The method, the researchers say, is facile and easily scalable, which will allow them to tailor the physical properties of nanotube networks for use in applications ranging from electronic devices to CNT-​​reinforced composite materials found in everything from cars to sports equipment.