[geeks] Carbon nanotube buckytape
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Aug 19 20:14:23 CDT 2005
Brian Dunbar wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>Continuous ribbon at 10 meters per minute. 30kg per square kilometer.
>>Stronger than steel.
>>Lessee ... Space elevator, anyone? And would you like a lightsail with
> Not 'space elevator' material - not strong enough. I think they're on
> the right track however.
I don't think they've stated how strong it actually is, except "stronger
than steel weight-for-weight". Certainly the strength-to-weight ratio
of individual nanotubes is more than adequate for the purpose.
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