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nanotube composite material(3 posts)

nanotube composite materialsynapselapse
Oct 14, 2002 7:22 PM
Here is a story about a new nanotube composite material from
Nature.com Very interesting stuff.


Sweet dreams!
re: nanotube composite materialAeroTom
Oct 15, 2002 12:39 AM
Hey there,

I don't want to spoil the dream for you, but carbon nano-tubes sell for about US$1000/gram. So how much would a fork cost? :) Oh well.

As that article said, it's not that new, it's been around for years actually. It's just tooooo expensive for anyone to do anything with it.

Cheers,
Tom.
re: nanotube composite materialfbg111
Oct 15, 2002 4:05 AM
Last paragraph:

"Though laborious, the dipping method is cheap-so it wouldn't be hard to do on an industrial scale. But carbon nanotubes are still expensive to produce, and several teams are looking for production methods that would be viable on a commercial scale."

It's only a matter of finding a cheaper way to mass produce the nanotubes, before this becomes affordable. Remember that thread a few weeks ago about technology bikes will use 20 years from now? Well here it is. Nice find.