Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Move aside carbon: Boron nitride-reinforced materials are even stronger

When mixed with lightweight polymers, tiny carbon tubes reinforce the material, promising lightweight and strong materials for airplanes, spaceships, cars and even sports equipment. While such carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites have attracted enormous interest from the materials research community, a group of scientists now has evidence that a different nanotube -- made from boron nitride -- could offer even more strength per unit of weight.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1kfxU1C
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