Here comes the great step in Organic Chemistry, and Material science. Bucky carbon paper can now be transformed into very strong material. The flordia State University researchers have overcome the difficulties of increasing the strength of bucky paper, which could be lighter than metals we commonly see. It could be an imporant ingredient in many things in future.
I am very happy to hear this piece of news, which not only means
the era of metal has now come to an end,
but a new page in the era of organic materials. The influence of metal shortage on the economy could be further weaken due to this event, and our economy could be lead to a new orbit of prosperity, which i believe, will be a thing man have to get for their survival.
It is my pleasure to attach this article here for your reference:
A Paper Stronger than Steel
The next generation of electronics, airplanes and could be made out of incredibly strong "buckypaper"
By Jaya Jiwatram Posted 10.20.2008 at 10:51 am
* an airplane, a television or a laptop computer made, at least in part, from a paper 500 times stronger and 10 times lighter than steel.
* It's paper. It's made out of tube-shaped carbon molecules 50,000 times thinner than a human hair.
*Last week, scientists at Florida State University (FSU) said they had made significant progress.
*They use strong magnetism to line up the carbon tubes in the same direction. And they plan to improve bonding by creating surface defects on the tubes.
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