Ultrastrong, Stiff, and Lightweight Carbon-Nanotube Fibers (pages 4198–4201)
X. Zhang, Q. Li, T. G. Holesinger, P. N. Arendt, J. Huang, P. D. Kirven, T. G. Clapp, R. F. DePaula, X. Liao, Y. Zhao, L. Zheng, D. E. Peterson and Y. Zhu
Version of Record online: 31 OCT 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200700776
Carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers that are many times stronger and stiffer per weight than the best existing engineering fibers and over twenty times better than other reported CNT fibers are described (see figure). Additionally, these CNT fibers are nonbrittle and tough, making them far superior to existing materials for preventing catastrophic failure.