Boron nanotubes test carbon strength

22 Dec 2015

Boron nitride nanotubes
Source: Changhong Ke/State University of New York at Binghamton
Researchers tested the force required to pluck a boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) from a polymer by welding a cantilever to the nanotube and pulling. The experimental set-up is shown in a schematic on the left and an actual image on the right.