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Questions about Carbon Nanotubes

  1. Jul 20, 2009 #1
    Anyone know a good source to learn more about them. Recently I was watching a video at www.ted.com and a speaker purposed interesting concepts about single layer carbon nanotubes.

    Questions I have:
    Acceleration of particles(The speaker said something about accelerating particles using the tubes)
    Could I accelerate molecules or atoms through them?
    How does exposing oxygen to the nanotubes that are semiconductors effect their type (n/p material properties)? If I understand that right than could doing something like a memristor change a carbon nanotube from n to p "type" material dynamically?
    How does a carbon fly wheel work? Could this be applied to harvesting lightening?

    I just got my bachelors in computer science but I've always been more into physics, I'm planning on going back to get a graduate degree in physics but I need to start learning now... Sorry if I rant
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