|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:37:25 PM.
Interesting tech developments in nanotech, nanostructured materials, etc.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Rice U Research Yields "Designer" Carbon Nanotubes, Addition Of Fluorine Opens Door To Hundreds Of Nanotube Derivatives
: "Fluorine, which is often shunned by chemists because of its highly reactive nature, has proven to be very useful as an alternative means of creating nanotube derivatives, precisely for that reason. The addition of fluorine opens the door to subsequent chemical reactions, giving chemists the ability to attach other types of molecules to nanotubes. So far, Margrave and his colleagues have used this process to create dozens of "designer" nanotube derivatives. .. Potential applications for the nanotube derivatives are still being identified, but hydrotubes, which contain hydrogen in an activated form, might find a use as an ultra efficient fuel, and silicate-coated nanotubes could be used in nanoscale electronic devices" 5:28:18 AM
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