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Data on Chirality Reported by Researchers at Istanbul Technical University

January 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Nanotechnology Business Journal -- Current study results on Chirality have been published. According to news reporting originating from Istanbul, Turkey, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Carbon nanotubes conduct electricity somewhat like a metal, and somewhat like a semiconductor, depending on the precise arrangements of atoms in their walls. The spontaneous symmetry breaking occurring when the available energy drops below about the equilibrium thermal energy may have been giving way in the graphene to the gap (a crack) formation in a certain privileged (weak) direction."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Istanbul Technical University, "The parallelism of the rolling up direction of the nanotube to the band gap may confer on it the semiconducting property. It seems that it is possible through the chemistry to build a complete integrated circuit out of a single graphene sheet."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "By regulating the digital switching problem a keen competition with silicon is set about creating new opportunities in the domain of computer manufacturing technology."

For more information on this research see: Chirality in Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2014;11(3):549-552. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience can be contacted at: Amer Scientific Publishers, 26650 The Old Rd, Ste 208, Valencia, CA 91381-0751, USA. (American Scientific Publishers -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Celasun, Istanbul Technical University, Fac Mech Engn, TR-80626 Istanbul, Turkey.

Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Eurasia, Istanbul, Chirality, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Nanotechnology Business Journal

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