Quantam Wires : Carbon Nanotube Power Cables

April 28th, 2005 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Future, Materials, Nanotech | No Comments »

NASA is funding development of carbon nanotube power cables or quantam wires at Rice University which are 10 times more conductive and 1/6th the weight of copper wire. Quantam wires will replace the copper wires in space shuttles with potential applications varying from space elevator tethers to flat panel displays.

via Wired News

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