Fullerene

1952-1991

Fullerene

The book of science

Tom Sharp

L. V. Radushkevich, V. M. Lukyanovich, Morinobu Endo, Sumio Iijima, Harold Kroto, James R. Heath, Robert Curl, Richard Smalley chemistry

Fullerene

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What can you make with nanotubes?

Even though it’s silly to suggest that a person could construct a fishing rod using nanotubes in a garage, it’s not out of the question, with the right machines, to construct a space elevator stretching thirty-five thousand kilometers. The alternatives could be more expensive.

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