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Modulating electrical current using nanotubes

from the nanodimmer-switch dept.
Foresight's Tanya Jones writes "(Reported by Science Daily) Researchers at NC State and UNC have discovered that turning a carbon nanotube may act as a dimmer switch to regulate the flow of electric current. Dr. Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, a research associate in physics at NC State, says being able to do this gives nanoscale-device designers a controllable, continuous means of converting mechanical signals into electrical signals.
story at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001204071425.htm
Original press release: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/univ_relations/news_services/press_releases/00_12/292.htm"

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