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February 16th, 2006

Nano World: Nanotubes dampen vibrations

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Charles Q. Choi: Carbon tubes only nanometers or billionths of a meter wide could help absorb vibrations at high temperatures, for potential use in everything from stereo loudspeakers that do not buzz to spacecraft components, experts told UPI's Nano World.

"These nanocomposites show great potential for a variety of applications in aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, and even sensors for missile systems -- basically any structure that is exposed to vibration," said researcher Nikhil Koratkar, a mechanical engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

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