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Jan 16

NanoPropulsion


Stephen J. Ebbens Jonathan Howse The current state of the art in nanopropulsion devices was recently reviewed by Ebbens and Howse in an article last Friday.[SoftMatter] A short summary of the nano- systems is presented below with video action shots when I could find them. The Whitesides Catalyst: Pt Fuel: H2O2 Propulsion: Bubble propulsion Terrain: …

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Nov 30

Linear-Motor from Carbon Nanotubes


A recent paper this week by Somada et al. regarding making a linear-motor from carbon nanotubes piqued my interest.[NanoLett] The general design idea is to encapsulate a piece of carbon nanotube material within a larger carbon nanotube. If done correctly you can end up with a configuration as shown below. Reprinted with permission from American …

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