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UNC-CH Study Shows Carbon Nanotubes Display Remarkable Strength, Flexibility

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October 9, 1997
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch show such remarkable flexibility, strength and resiliency that industry should be able to incorporate them into high performance sports and aerospace materials, according to new experiments.

CHAPEL HILL -- Carbon tubes so thin it would take several million lying side by side to cover an inch show such remarkable flexibility, strength and resiliency that industry should be able to incorporate them into high performance sports and aerospace materials, according to new experiments. Many other products also could be made stronger and possibly safer, scientists believe.


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