the introduction of Buckytube
materials," into the manufacture of both spacecraft and launch vehicles, "could result in total weight and cost reductions of factors of 100,000 or more from today's levels." "Weight, which is today the major determinant of space system cost, will become essentially immaterial in the future." (96)
"I think that a buckytube
being the probe of an STM would be a help, probably even qualitatively a help, but the big breakthrough will be to get two of them so you can oppose them, like Chinese chopsticks.
Meanwhile, physicists Jae-Yel Yi and Jerzy Bernhole of North Carolina State University in Raleigh used a supercomputer simulation to show that boron or nitrogen atoms can be inserted directly into the carbon-atom sheets that make up buckytube
Rohlfing, "Theoretical studies of derivatized buckyballs and buckytubes
," Tetrahedron, vol.
Our CNI Buckytubes
, ESD conductive polymer grades are designed to impart electrostatic-discharge conductivity to polymer compounds using traditional melt processing equipment."