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Commercialization of carbon nanotubes and their surprisingly long history

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2013

A multiwall carbon nanotube with triple-wall, “arm chair” morphology. Global production capacity of MWNTs is about 4.5 kilotons per year. Credit: Wikimedia. Twenty years is the figure cited in Materials Genome Initiative presentations and documents as the typical time span between new material discovery and commercialization. The MGI aspires to reduce the timeline by half…

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