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September 3rd, 2004

Spinning nanotubes leads to fibres

Abstract:
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University and Carbon Consultations, all in the US, say they have carried out the first large-scale manufacture of fibres composed solely of single-walled carbon nanotubes. The team used a conventional solution spinning technique to make fibres around 100 µm in diameter. "Throughout the relatively brief history of carbon nanotube research, the creation of a usable nanotube fibre has been one of the ultimate goals," said John Fischer of the University of Pennsylvania. "Its applications are nearly limitless, from replacing copper wiring to creating super-strong fabrics to, as some have suggested, building the cable tethers that will allow space elevators to travel from the earth to orbit." (more on earlier article)

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