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August 10th, 2005

Attractive carbon nanotubes lower percolation threshold

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Scientists from the Paul Pascal Research Centre, France, have discovered a phenomenon that could cut the cost of making conductive composites. The team found that by increasing the attraction between carbon nanotubes in solution they could decrease the percolation threshold - the concentration of nanotubes at which the tubes form a connected network. This means they could make a conductive composite using fewer nanotubes.

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