Glowing future for nanotubes

A team of scientists from India and Japan have been the first to make a bundle of nanotubes glow, paving the way for their use as chemical sensors or in optoelectronics -

Chandrabhas Narayana, Pradeep's collaborator at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre of Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, said the next step would be to see if the bundles can be made to glow by passing a current through them.

'If the visible fluorescence can be excited by electrical means (electroluminescence) rather than light, it would immediately be applicable in semiconducting field to produce LEDS and lasers,' he told Chemistry World.

RSC: Advancing the chemical science



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31-Oct-2007-09-46-04-1A glowing future for nanotubes.mht

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