Navigation Links
NIST scientists address 'wrinkles' in transparent film development
Date:4/1/2010

earch found that some kinds of stretching cause microscopic 'wrinkles' in the coating that disrupt the random arrangement of the nanotubes, which is what makes the coating conduct electricity.

"You want the nanotubes to stay randomly arranged," Hobbie says. "But when a nanotube coating wrinkles, it can lose the connected network that gives it conductivity. Instead, the nanotubes bundle irreversibly into ropelike formations."

Hobbie says the study suggests a few ways to address the problem, however. The films might be kept thin enough so the wrinkling might be avoided in the first place, or designers could engineer a second interpenetrating polymer network that would support the nanotube network, to keep it from changing too much in response to stress. "These approaches might allow us to make coatings of nanotubes that could withstand large strains while retaining the traits we want," Hobbie says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Chad Boutin
boutin@nist.gov
301-975-4261
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Scientists discover worlds smallest superconductor
2. Carnegie Mellon scientists create rainbow of fluorescent probes
3. MIT scientists transform polyethylene into a heat-conducting material
4. Scientists discover how ocean bacterium turns carbon into fuel
5. Scientists glimpse nanobubbles on super nonstick surfaces
6. Princeton scientists find an equation for materials innovation
7. Scientists glimpse nanobubbles on super non-stick surfaces
8. Scientists transplant nose of mosquito, advance fight against malaria
9. Penn material scientists turn light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system
10. Seeing the quantum in chemistry: JILA scientists control chemical reactions of ultracold molecules
11. NFCR Scientists Discover Brain Tumor's “Escape Path”
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NIST scientists address 'wrinkles' in transparent film development
(Date:7/10/2014)... PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) ... deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The ... time of day to test for diseases such as ... , Researchers from the University of Surrey and The ... sleep deprivation, body clock disruption and metabolism, and discovered ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... forever. Nanophysics makes sure of that. Mechanics researchers at Linkping ... Physical Review E . Knowledge that can be of ... be able to sit still forever, and walk around upside ... soon be able to buy smart new fasteners that hold ... is, sooner or later the grip is lost, no matter ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National ... succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based coating ... used in upholstered furniture and other soft furnishings. ... was reduced 35 percent compared with untreated foam. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014   Niagara Thermal Products is ... Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC ("B3") as the critical thermal ... award from the Army Corps of Engineers.  B3 has ... all biological contaminants and destroys VOCs and other chemical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases, new research finds 2Even geckos can lose their grip 2Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating 2Niagara Thermal Products LLC Selected as Critical Supplier for Buffalo BioBlower Air Purification Systems 2
... ... Presence in China, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22 ... a major new research and,development center in Beijing. The initiative is ... a,long-term presence in China., The new facility will be used ...
... to Threat of Bioterrorism, Says UK Board ... Member General Lord Guthrie, ... to develop and deploy technology that can neutralize and destroy,a biohazardous ... has partnered with General Lord Guthrie,former chief of the British Defense ...
... April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Lorus Therapeutics Inc.,(,Lorus,), ... and,development of pharmaceutical products and technologies for ... of a development program aimed at,expanding the ... for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genzyme to Build New R&D Center in Beijing 2Genzyme to Build New R&D Center in Beijing 3Genzyme to Build New R&D Center in Beijing 4Genzyme to Build New R&D Center in Beijing 5Boston-Based BioDefense Corp. Announces New UK Partnership to Expand Markets for Biohazard Protection 2Boston-Based BioDefense Corp. Announces New UK Partnership to Expand Markets for Biohazard Protection 3Lorus initiates development program exploring novel route of administration for LOR-2040 2Lorus initiates development program exploring novel route of administration for LOR-2040 3Lorus initiates development program exploring novel route of administration for LOR-2040 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... of enzymes known as heme enzymes, due to the ... At the centre of the heme cofactor is an ... reacting heme is in an intermediate state called Compound ... is whether this oxidation involves just an oxygen atom ... question has implications for understanding oxidative processes within living ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (ACS) announced today that Courtney Aldrich, Ph.D., will ... Diseases as editor-in-chief. With the first issue ... journal will meet a growing demand for a ... , "Our vision is to develop a journal ... the basic science that advances the field and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... from The University of Texas Health Science Center at ... (IYG), a health education program designed to delay sexual ... dating violence behaviors among minority youth. , According to ... of high school youth are victims of physical dating ... percent are victims of emotional dating violence. Previous studies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Neutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery 2Neutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery 3ACS Infectious Diseases: Unique chemistry journal names editor 2It's Your Game ... Keep It Real reduces dating violence among minority youth 2
... NEW YORK, February 4, 2011 A defining feature ... today,s age of computational science, this means higher standards ... that generated the results along with the published research ... widely accessible, facilitating re-use and verification of results. ...
... the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement ... climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness ... studies projecting impacts to be felt within 30 years. ... warmest for sea surface temperatures, NOAA and our partners are ...
... Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the ... the list. , Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study ... general, boys get a greater rush and more energy from ... caffeine had a positive effect on their athletic performance. Girls ...
Cached Biology News:AAAS Symposium: New research facilitates scientific knowledge transfer 2Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years 2Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years 3Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years 4High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls 2High-caffeine-consuming boys get greater rush from caffeine than girls 3
...
Jak3 Antibody Ship: Hot Store: -20 C...
WASF2 Immunogen: WASF2 (NP_008921, 73 a.a. ~ 173 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Applications: Western blotting Stability: Room temperature, indefinitely ...
Biology Products: