Scientists have developed a self-healing carbon nanotubes





Metal-gas molecules (marked in blue) are struggling with destructive heat nanotubes

Research staff of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced that they have developed a method of creating self-healing carbon nanotubes . These incredibly tiny structures whose thickness is several thousand times thinner than a human hair, will make a real breakthrough in the various new-generation electronics.

Nanotubes create graphene thickness of only one atom, forming a kind of two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of carbon. Scientists have not the first time trying to find a way to replace such material silicon transistors , but the heat that is usually released in transistors, carbon nanotubes becomes a problem. However, scientists from the University of Illinois have come up with a method of producing nanotubes, which can self-recover if their productive performance due to reduced exposure to heat.

Best of all this technology works when two nanotubes in contact with each other (as shown above). When the contact area is very hot, metal-works the gas molecules that are downright catch (due to magnetism) to heat and begin to deal with the heat evenly. As a result, it allows you to set the nanotubes in the correct position to reduce their temperature and return to its original state.

As the portal Science Daily, thanks to this discovery in the future will be able to create more energy-efficient electronic devices. Detailed information about the study was published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nano Letters.
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