Future nanodevices could utilize double-walled carbon nanotubes as efficient motors

12/09/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="https://sciencex.com/authors/lmzyga/">Lisa Zyga</a> -<br><br>As one of the simplest and tiniest of all motors, a double-walled carbon nanotube (DWCNT) with a rotating inner tube and fixed outer tube may one day play a major role in a variety of future nanodevices. In a new study, researchers have studied the inner tube rotational behavior of a DWCNT motor whose motion is induced by a relatively high uniform temperature.<br><br><a href="http://phys.org/news/2014-12-rotating-nanotube-motors-glimpse-future.html">READ MORE ON PHYS.ORG</a><br><br>Ref:  K. Cai, et al. "Gradientless temperature-driven rotating motor from a double-walled carbon nanotube." Nanotechnology. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/25/50/505701">DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/50/505701</a>