26 October 2018
A research team from Tsinghua University in Beijing, led by Wei Fei, a professor with the Department of Chemical Engineering, has developed a fibre they say is so strong it could even be used to build an elevator to space. The team has developed a new “ultralong” fibre from carbon nanotube that they say is stronger than anything seen before, patenting the technology and publishing part of their research in the journal Nature Nanotechnology earlier this year.
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