Superstrong Carbon-Nanotube Fibers

November 19, 2007. By Mason Inman

A 1,300 ºC furnace vaporizes carbon and blows it out of a vent, where it forms an aerogel of nanotubes. Alan Windle and his colleagues captured the wisps of nanotubes and spun them around a spool, making them into an ultrastrong fiber.

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