Study Suggests Promising New Avenues for Nanotube Research
Superconducting nanotubes may lie on the technology horizon, suggests a theoretical study recently published by researchers from the Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Pennsylvania, and Bilkent University in Turkey.
The intriguing possibility is the teams most recent finding in a spate of studies showing how changing the shape of tiny single-walled tubes of carbon may open a potential mother lode of technologically useful properties. The theoretical investigations are pointing out productive paths for other researchers to follow in experiments that pursue opportunities to make new materials and technologies with nanotubes.
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