Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Yarn

Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Yarn
Nanoscale fibers drawn from multiwalled carbon nanotubes have strengths comparable to spider silk. Replacing metal wires in electronic textiles with these super-strong yarns could lead to important new functionalities, such as the ability to actuate (as an artificial muscle) and to store energy (as a fiber super-capacitor or battery).

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Mei Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas


The yarn's diameter is about 1 ┬Ám. The nanotubes from which it is being drawn are each about 10 nm in diameter.


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