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April 23rd, 2004

Nanotube Forms Drive Shaft

A researcher from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore has fashioned a drive shaft that is 1,000 times narrower than a human hair. The component could someday be used in machines that are smaller than bacteria. The researcher found that briefly focusing an electron beam on a section of a multiwall carbon nanotube caused the section to widen.


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