Tesla Coil Remotely Induces Nanotubes to Self Assemble

Nikola Tesla was cool expecially Tesla coils that can play music and and do other fancy things.Nikola Tesla conjured up all sorts of interesting experiments for his famed “Tesla Coils.” Today, however, their main use has been relegated largely to impressing visitors at science museums. Now there is one new scientific use: Tesla Coil Remotely Induces Nanotubes to Self Assemble article says thatResearchers at Rice University have used Tesla coils to get carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long chains, a phenomenon the scientists have dubbed “Teslaphoresis.”

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Teslaphoresis: Tesla Coil Causes Self-Assembly In Carbon Nanotubes

    This significant discovery in nanotechnology could also be the first practical use of a Tesla coil in modern times that goes beyond fun and education. A self-funded research team at Rice University has found that unordered heaps of carbon nanotubes will self-assemble into conductive wires when exposed to the electric field of a strong Tesla coil. The related paper by lead author and graduate student [Lindsey R. Bornhoeft], introduces the phenomenon as “Teslaphoresis”

    Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces ‘Teslaphoresis’ – See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/04/14/nanotubes-assemble-rice-introduces-teslaphoresis-2/#sthash.tV2ZYUFM.dpuf


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