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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070702145144.htm 1 of 2 10/15/2007 10:40 AM

Summary: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070702145144.htm
1 of 2 10/15/2007 10:40 AM
A block of carbon nanotubes before (left) and
after (right) being compressed more than
500,000 times. There is virtually no difference
in shape, mechanical integrity or electrical
conductivity. This resistance to wear and tear
is similar to the behavior of soft tissues such
as a shoulder muscle or stomach wall. (Credit:
Rensselaer/Victor Pushparaj)
Web address: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070702145144.htm
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Date: July 4, 2007
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Civil Engineering, Materials
Science, Engineering, Organic Chemistry,
Tough Tubes: Carbon Nanotubes Hold Potential For Synthetic Tissue,
Science Daily -- The ability of carbon nanotubes to withstand repeated stress yet retain
their structural and mechanical integrity is similar to the behavior of soft tissue, according to


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


Collections: Materials Science