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Spools of Super-Strong Carbon Nanotube Fibers - In an Hour

Researchers are now able to quickly produce fibers from microscopic carbon nanotubes. The method developed by the Rice University lab of chemist Matteo Pasquali allows researchers to make short lengths of strong, conductive fibers from bulk nanotubes in about an hour. The work complements Pasquali's pioneering 2013 method to spin full spools of thread-like nanotube fibers for aerospace, automotive, medical, and smart-clothing applications.