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Scientists Find That Electrical Resistance Between Nanotubes, Graphite Is Tunable

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December 25, 2000
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Electrical resistance between nanotubes -- carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch -- and graphite surfaces that support them varies according to how the tubes are oriented, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The discovery, which could be important to telecommunications and other electronics industries, indicates it's possible to alter the resistance by changing the tubes' position on a flat surface.

CHAPEL HILL - Electrical resistance between nanotubes -- carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch -- and graphite surfaces that support them varies according to how the tubes are oriented, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The discovery, which could be important to telecommunications and other electronics industries, indicates it's possible to alter the resistance by changing the tubes' position on a flat surface.


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