Oct
20
2008

Buckypaper is made out of carbon nanotubes

A carbon nanotube composite material called buckypaper promises to be10 times lighter than steel but up to 500 times stronger. Florida Advanced Center for Composite Technologies (FAC2T) under the direction of Ben Wang, is working to develop real-world applications for this super material.

"The U.S. military has shown a keen interest in the military applications of Wang's research; in fact, the Army Research Lab recently awarded FAC2T a $2.5-million grant, while the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded $1.2 million." BuckyPaper.com

Buckypaper is a true wonder material

Buckypaper will most likely first be used in military aircraft and cruise missiles. Its electrical conductivity would provide protection from lightning and electromagnetic interference. When the cost of producing buckypaper comes down its strength to weight ratio will help make everything lighter and stronger. Its ability to dissipate heat will also be useful in computer circuits.

Learn more about buckypaper
The Future of Things.com Buckypaper – Nanotubes on Steroids
Research in Review Magazine, Florida State University: Paper Promise

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Cool info.
I just noticed another piece about buckypaper and its potential uses on Wired.com this morning.

If folks are looking for any more resources, they can find the story by following this link.

posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 12:16pm
lmoran's picture
lmoran says:

Wow! Bucky paper - who would have thought!!!

posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:33pm

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