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Quantum computers counting on carbon nanotubes for bits and shakes

Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) has shown how...

Submarines could use new nanotube technology for sonar and stealth

Speakers made from carbon nanotube sheets that are a fraction of the width of a human hair can both generate sound and cancel out noise -- properties ideal for submarine sonar to probe the ocean depths and make subs invisible to enemies. That's the ...

Chemists grow unusually long and aligned 'buckytubes'

North Carolina chemists have developed a method of growing one-atom-thick cylinders of carbon, called "nanotubes," 100 times longer than usual, while maintaining a soda-straw straightness with controllable orientation. Their achievement solves a major barrier to the nanotubes' use in ultra-small "nanoelectronic" devices, said the team's leader. The researchers have also grown checkerboard-like grids of the tubes which could form the basis of nanoscale electronic devices.

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