Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > News > Nanotubes go to great lengths

March 12th, 2004

Nanotubes go to great lengths

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have spun fibres and ribbons of carbon nanotubes directly from the reaction zone of a furnace. They were able to wind up continuous fibre “without apparent limit to length”.
“Initially we were looking for high-efficiency methods of producing carbon nanotubes that could be scaled up commercially,” Alan Windle told nanotechweb.org. “To this end, we focused on a vapour-phase synthesis route instead of involving substrates and surfaces. We then found that by thinking in terms of polymer technology we had the opportunity of withdrawing carbon nanotubes from the CVD furnace as a continuous fibre and winding this up.” (more on earlier article)

Source:
Nanotechweb

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods

Conductive, durable coatings with graphene nanotubes now available to the Turkish market June 3rd, 2021

Thin is now in to turn terahertz polarization: Rice lab’s discovery of ‘magic angle’ builds on its ultrathin, highly aligned nanotube films May 20th, 2021

Optically active defects improve carbon nanotubes: Heidelberg scientists achieve defect control with a new reaction pathway April 9th, 2021

Graphene nanotubes gain traction in automotive market: OCSiAl confirms compliance with IATF 16949 March 9th, 2021

Discoveries

Repairs using light signals: FAU research group develops smart microparticle that identifies defective parts in electrical appliances July 16th, 2021

Removing the lead hazard from perovskite solar cells July 16th, 2021

Scientists create rechargeable swimming microrobots using oil and water July 16th, 2021

Scientists take first snapshots of ultrafast switching in a quantum electronic device: They discover a short-lived state that could lead to faster and more energy-efficient computing devices July 16th, 2021

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project