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NEWS & VIEWS PULICKEL M.AJAYAN is at the Department of
 

Summary: NEWS & VIEWS
PULICKEL M.AJAYAN is at the Department of
Materials Science and Engineering,Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute,Troy,New York,USA.
e-mail: ajayan@rpi.edu
FLORIAN BANHART is at the Institut für
Physikalische Chemie,Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,
55099 Mainz,Germany.
e-mail: Banhart@uni-mainz.de
E
versincesingle-walledcarbonnanotubeswere
discoveredadecadeago1,2
,theyhavebeentouted
asthestrongeststructuresknown.TheYoung's
modulusof asingle-wallednanotubeisnearlya
terapascal3
(1012
Nm­2
),unsurpassedbyanyother
materialsynthesizedtodate.Butnoonehasyetbeen

  

Source: Ajayan, Pulickel M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University

 

Collections: Materials Science