Future Planes, Cars May Be Made of ‘Buckypaper’

 – sketch of a carbon nanotube –

It’s a cute name but it is not cute. And it sertainly isn’t a light weight! It could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made.

Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but has the potential to be 500 times stronger than steel… when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. Also, unconventionally this composite conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. Within the next 12 months there just might be some commercial products. Nanotechnology (nanotubes) here we come!

Thoughts?
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