A team of scientists at MIT, discovered a previously unknown phenomenon, which can cause powerful wave pulses of energy in the microscopic wires, known as carbon nanotubes.
The discovery may lead to a new mode of production of electricity, researchers say.
The phenomenon is described as termoenergeticheskie waves, “opens a new research area of energy, which is a rare occurrence,” said Michael Regional Geography (Michael Strano), Professor of Chemical Engineering MIT, who was the chief author of the report, describing the new findings, published in Nature Materials on March 7. Lead author Woon Choi (Wonjoon Choi), doctoral student of mechanical engineering.
Read the rest of this entry »