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History of carbon fiber and carbon nanotubes

Carbon fiber is widely used nowadays for different applications. This fiber consists of billions of carbon nanotubes oriented in the same direction. It is stronger than steel and has greater electrical conductivity. Such properties of carbon fibers as high stiffness, fire proof, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low […]

Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes

A carbon nanotube is a nano-size cylinder of carbon atoms. Imagine a sheet of carbon atoms, which would look like a sheet of hexagons. If you roll that sheet into a tube, you’d have a carbon nanotube. Carbon nanotube properties depend on how you roll the sheet. In other words, even though all carbon nanotubes […]