A new approach to making airplane parts, minus the massive infrastructure

Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 13, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering carbon-nanotubes manufacturing materials-science-and-engineering research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air.

David Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering emissions carbon-nanotubes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology climate-change carbon-dioxide sustainability carbon greenhouse-gases

“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures

New technique could enable assembly of circuit boards and displays with more minute components.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon-nanotubes electronics mechanical-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date

Made from carbon nanotubes, the new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Sept. 12, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine

Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes

Study finds baking soda, detergent, and table salt — all rich in sodium — are effective catalysts.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | May 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering carbon-nanotubes research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering


Timothy Swager receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship | MIT News

The fellowship supports top-tier researchers at U.S. universities whose high-risk, high-payoff work is of strategic importance to the Department of Defense.

Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry | April 9, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  chemistry  awards-honors-and-fellowships  graphene  carbon-nanotubes  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  department-of-defense-dod  faculty

Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters | MIT News

MIT researchers create predictable patterns from unpredictable carbon nanotubes.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Feb. 14, 2018
~9 mins |

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