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Press Release 07-055

The Longest Carbon Nanotubes You've Ever Seen

Crafted with breakthrough manufacturing technique, centimeter-long fibers are visible to the naked eye

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have grown the world's longest carbon nanotube arrays.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have grown the world's longest carbon nanotube arrays, long enough to be seen by the naked eye.

Credit: V. Shanov, M. Schulz, University of Cincinnati


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The carbon nanotubes grew atop a specially designed wafer catalyst.

The carbon nanotubes grew atop a specially designed wafer catalyst that allowed growth to continue for a relatively long duration. The individual fibers are difficult to discern in this image but appear as striations when they catch the light.

Credit: Jay Yocis of UC Photographic Services


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University of Cincinnati researchers have created the longest carbon nanotubes in the world.

University of Cincinnati researchers have created the longest carbon nanotubes in the world. Grown in arrays that are centimeters long, the fibers catch the light as thin striations.

Credit: Jay Yocis of UC Photographic Services


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