Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bullet Proof Carbon Nanotube Sheets


I saw this article on slashdot.org that reports that a company has manufactured the world's first sheet of carbon nanotubes that are stronger than steel yet lighter than plastic.  Check Cnn Money article here.

From the article:
Lashmore's company, Nanocomp Technologies, is the first in the world to make sheets of carbon nanotubes -- microscopic tubes stronger than steel but lighter than plastic. The Pentagon has financed much of the Concord, N.H., firm's work; stakes include the $500 million U.S. market for body and vehicle armor, which is currently dominated by DuPont's Kevlar.

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