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December 14th, 2009

Researchers at NASA, Jefferson Labs team up to create nanotubes

Abstract:
Collaboration among local researchers at NASA Langley, Jefferson Lab and the National Institute of Aerospace has produced a microscopic material that at least one team member believes could be better than sliced bread.

They are called boron nitride nanotubes. Through a complex process involving a used laser bought on the cheap from Detroit, the scientists were able to fuse boron and nitrogen in a way that makes tiny tubes that are strong, highly heat-resistant and long enough to be woven into a yarn, all pointing to a potential for commercialization.

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