Nanotubes don't go snap after all

日期:2019-03-02 05:05:02 作者:厍楗 阅读:

CARBON nanotubes have yet another string to their bow. It seems that the nanotubes, hailed as a wonder material for everything from computer chips to space elevators thanks to their phenomenal strength and unique electrical properties, are also a lot stretchier than previously thought. Until now researchers thought that nanotubes, which comprise sheets of hexagonal arrangements of carbon atoms rolled into a tube like chicken wire, would snap when stretched even slightly. But Jianyu Huang, a physicist at Boston College in Massachusetts,