Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Carbon Nanotube Ink

Cornell and Dupont researchers have created a better carbon nanotube semiconducting ink. Scientists have long been trying to render a more efficient nanotube ink. The new process uses fluorine to maximize the proportion of semiconductor tubes. The more efficient ink might represent an important breakthrough for transistors and photovoltaic cells.

My affection for solar energy is well documented.

(image: atomic force microscope image of nanotubes, www.nanotech-now.com)