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March 13th, 2006

Improved Superconductivity in Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract:
A group of researchers from several institutions in Japan has observed superconductivity — a phenomenon in which electrons flow with no resistance — in billionth-of-a-meter sized cylindrical carbon molecules known as “multi-walled carbon nanotubes.” The nanotubes’ ability to superconduct adds to their many intriguing electrical and physical characteristics. Moreover, it increases the likelihood that carbon nanotubes will one day drastically improve electronics, building materials, and many other products.

(Ed.'s note: for more on this, read physicsweb.org/articles/news/10/2/8/1 - includes links to the labs.)

Source:
physorg.com

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