September 15, 2014

Rice rolls ‘neat’ nanotube fibers

Rice University researchers’ acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally.

The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Martí and his colleagues.