Polymer boosts nanotubes

The reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on single walled carbon nanotubes can be improved by coating them with a fluoropolymer. According to researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University, although circuits made with single walled carbon nanotubes are expected to be more energy efficient than those made from silicon, their drawbacks, such as high power dissipation and less stability, currently limit their application.

  • Polymer coating boosts carbon nanotube transistor performance

    The reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on single walled carbon nanotubes can be improved by coating them with a fluoropolymer. According to researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University, although ... Read More
  • New wonder material set to rival graphene?

    Researchers in the UK have created a material which they believe could rival graphene.

    According to the team from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre, molybdenum di-sulphide (MoS2) shares many of graphene's favourable ...
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  • Engineers urged to think ahead when designing security into IoT systems

    Personal IT security is not a new issue. We've been accustomed to using software to protect our systems from potential threats in the data that arrives at our PCs having travelled across the internet; indeed, firewalls are now a standard feature of operating ... Read More
  • Catapults 'firing on all cylinders'

    In 2010, technology entrepreneur Hermann Hauser was commissioned by the government of the day to report on how Britain could be more competitive internationally.

    His report recommended the setting up of the Catapult programme. Hauser said: "I have ...
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