Support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA9550-10-1-0546) is acknowledged.
Carbon Nanotube Rubber Stays Rubbery in Extreme Temperatures†
Article first published online: 19 APR 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 21, pages 4744–4746, May 16, 2011
How to Cite
Dai, L. (2011), Carbon Nanotube Rubber Stays Rubbery in Extreme Temperatures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 4744–4746. doi: 10.1002/anie.201100414
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 17 JAN 2011
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Grant Number: FA9550-10-1-0546
- carbon nanotubes;
- chemical vapor deposition;
- temperature invariance;
Extreme elastic: A new viscoelastic material has recently been developed from carbon nanotubes (CNT rubber; see picture). This material is similar to silicone rubber but maintains its viscoelasticity from −196 to 1000 °C in an oxygen-free environment. CNT rubber is promising for a wide range of applications, including use in high-vacuum furnaces and even aerospace vehicles that travel to the cold interstellar space.