Redesigned Tesla Coil Causes Nanotubes to Assemble and Align

The strong force field emitted by a specially designed Tesla coil can cause carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon Rice university researchers call “Teslaphoresis.” According to lead researcher Paul Cherukuri, a chemist at Rice, this research sets a clear path toward scalable assembly of nanotubes from the bottom up. The system remotely oscillates…