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NASA 2009 Body of Knowledge (BoK) carbon nanotube technology

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dc.contributor.author Gerke, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T00:24:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T00:24:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41468
dc.description.abstract The nature of the bonding of a nanotube is described by applied quantum chemistry, specifically, orbital hybridization. The chemical bonding of nanotubes is composed entirely of sp2 bonds, similar to those of graphite. This bonding structure, which is stronger than the sp3 bonds found in diamonds, provides the molecules with their unique strength. Nanotubes naturally align themselves into "ropes" held together by Van der Waals forces. Under high pressure, nanotubes can merge together, trading some sp² bonds for sp³ bonds, giving the possibility of producing strong, unlimited-length wires through high-pressure nanotube linking. This document looks at the topic of carbon nanotubes as it applies to microelectronics packaging and assembly. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries JPL Pub en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 09-22 en_US
dc.subject carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.subject electronic packaging en_US
dc.subject assembly en_US
dc.subject radiation tolerance en_US
dc.title NASA 2009 Body of Knowledge (BoK) carbon nanotube technology en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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