Nanocables and Graphene Poised to Light The World

Researchers at Rice University have developed an advanced carbon nanotube cable that could replace conventional copper cabling. The carbon nanotube wire is light weight and can transmit electrical power over great distances far more efficiency than copper cables. Carbon nanotubes or CNT hold great promise for a whole range of commercial applications from aerospace to microprocessor design. One of the challenges scientists and engineers face in developing CNT electronics applications is the inability to work the CNT in to an ordered array, something many researchers have worked toward over the last 17 years. CNTs rival material Graphene on the other hand can be intergraded into electronics with far less hassle and is a prime contender for the next generation power grid.

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