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Affordable Carbon Nanotubes

by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/19/18 1:00 PM

Making small diameter carbon nanotubes less costly to produce

The strongest material in the world may soon be cheap enough to use more widely. Small diameter carbon nanotubes, which can be stronger than steel and more conductive than copper, have applications from energy storage to photovoltaics and more. But they've been expensive to produce—until now.

A team at Vanderbilt University has revealed that not only can they make these materials from carbon dioxide sucked from the air, but they can do it in a way that is much cheaper than any other method. 

See Vanderbilt's news article about their team's breakthrough →

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