David Kirkpatrick

September 30, 2008

Breakthrough on sheets of carbon nanotubes

From KurzweilAI.net — the latest in nanotech. Sheets of commercially viable carbon nanotubesfrom the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the NanoTech Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Breakthrough for carbon nanotube materials
PhysOrg.com, Sep. 29, 2008CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and the NanoTech Institute of the University of Texas at Dallas have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of a commercially viable manufacturing process for large sheets of a range of materials made from carbon nanotubes.

They demonstrated that synthetically made carbon nanotubes can be commercially manufactured into transparent sheets that are stronger than steel sheets of the same weight.

Starting from chemically grown, self-assembled structures in which nanotubes are aligned, the sheets are produced at up to seven meters per minute.

 
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