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New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

Researchers used a rotating spool to create ribbon-like composite materials that have a high percentage of carbon nanotubes, for use in products from airplanes to bicycles. Credit: Zhu; NCSU. Editor’s note: Ever since carbon nanotubes were discovered, the challenge has been to figure out how to exploit their singular properties. This group from North Carolina…

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