Carbon nanotubes self-assemble into long wires thanks to 'Teslaphoresis'

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    Scientists at Rice University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call "Teslaphoresis."
    The system works by remotely oscillating positive and negative charges in each nanotube, causing them to chain together into long wires.
    This force-field effect on matter had never been observed on such a large scale, and the phenomenon was unknown to Nikola Tesla, who invented the coil in 1891 with the intention of delivering wireless electrical energy.
    According to scientists behind the project, this research is setting a clear path toward scalable assembly of nanotubes from the bottom up.

    http://news.rice.edu/2016/04/14/nanotubes-assemble-rice-introduces-teslaphoresis-2/

    Study: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.6b02313
     

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