the introduction of Buckytube
materials," into the manufacture of both spacecraft and launch vehicles, "could result in total weight and cost reductions of factors of 100,000 or more from today's levels.
I think that a buckytube
being the probe of an STM would be a help, probably even qualitatively a help, but the big breakthrough will be to get two of them so you can oppose them, like Chinese chopsticks.
Meanwhile, physicists Jae-Yel Yi and Jerzy Bernhole of North Carolina State University in Raleigh used a supercomputer simulation to show that boron or nitrogen atoms can be inserted directly into the carbon-atom sheets that make up buckytube
and BuckyPearl single-wall carbon nanotubes are perfect molecular structures at the atomic level that conduct electricity better than copper, conduct heat better than diamonds, have tensile strength 100 times the strength of steel, and provide unprecedented stiffness, strength, and toughness, yet are lightweight.
Karohl from Unidym says that while Buckytubes
(SWCNTs) can make polymer composites electrically conductive without the loss of physical properties such as toughness, they can also enable the formulation of entirely new products, such as flexible, clear, and conductive films for use in electronics (e.
Colbert of Rice University in Houston and his coworkers have now found, amid the tangled mass of buckytubes
and ropes typically produced from carbon vapor, doughnut-shaped rings of carbon atoms.
It has become clear to us that aligning our production and development capabilities with promising and highly valuable product applications is the clearest path to making buckytubes
all they can be.
The use of fullerene nanotubes, also called buckytubes
, results in a network of carbon nanotube ropes which strengthens and stiffens the coating film while building an electron pathway.