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True Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Measured

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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Of interest to our readers is the following from Northwestern University: True properties of carbon nanotubes measured

“Carbon nanotubes’ atomic structure should, in theory, give them mechanical and electrical properties far superior to most common materials. Unfortunately, theory and experiments have failed to converge on the true mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes. Northwestern University researchers recently made the first experimental measurements of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes that directly correspond to the theoretical predictions. They used a nanoscale material testing system based on MEMS technology.”

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