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IET Micro & Nano Letters

Issue 2 • Date June 2007

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  • Bending characteristics of SU-8

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):20 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    This study characterises SU-8's material properties under large deformations in out-of-plane bending. A novel test setup is presented to deform the SU-8 to high levels, and a mathematical model presented that accurately predicts the results. This test shows that hard-baked SU-8, with a Young's modulus tested at 1.9 GPa, is capable of undergoing stresses of up to 120 MPa before failure and in some ... View full abstract»

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  • Peptide aerogels comprising self-assembling nanofibrils

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Bioinspired molecular self-assembly is a popular route to novel functional materials for industrial applications. Here we explore, for the first time, the possibility of using organogel and hydrogels of short self-assembling beta-sheet-forming peptides, as starting states for the creation of nanostructured peptide aerogels. The effects of supercritical fluid drying (SCF) and freeze-drying (FD) on ... View full abstract»

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  • Versatile methodology for generating size-controlled composite micrometer beads capsulating nanomaterials

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):30 - 34
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    Our developmental investigations into aerodynamically assisted jetting have previously shown great promise (Jayasinghe and Suter in Micro and Nano Letts., 2006, 1, 35) in materials science and engineering. This processing approach is currently undergoing rapid development where it will join other related jet-based processes such as ink-jet printing and electrospraying with which the precision depo... View full abstract»

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  • Inductance of mixed carbon nanotube bundles

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):35 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    The carbon nanotube (CNT) bundle is a promising candidate for next-generation interconnect/via applications. A realistic CNT bundle is a mixture of single-wall and multi-wall CNTs and its performance analysis needs to consider both kinds of CNTs. The inductances of the mixed CNT bundles are estimated, which are in agreement with the recent experimental results. Impacts of different parameters such... View full abstract»

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  • Three-dimensional CMOL: three-dimensional integration of CMOS/nanomaterial hybrid digital circuits

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):40 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    The CMOS molecular (CMOL) circuit is a promising hybrid structure incorporating the nanowire crossbar into the CMOS integrated circuit (IC) implementation. In this letter, a novel three-dimensional (3D) architecture of the CMOL circuit is introduced. This structure eliminates the special pin requirement of the original CMOL designs, providing a feasible and efficient solution to build the practica... View full abstract»

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  • Nested boron nitride and carbon-boron nitride nanocones

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):46 - 49
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    In this letter we extend previously established results for nested carbon nanocones to both nested boron nitride and carbon-boron nitride nanocones. Based purely on mechanical principles and classical mathematical modelling techniques, we determine the energetically favourable structures for nested boron nitride and carbon-boron nitride nanocones. While only three apex angles for boron nitride ten... View full abstract»

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