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Researchers Devise New Means For Creating Elastic Conductors

January 24, 2012

buckled nanotubes look like squiggly lines Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method for creating elastic conductors made of carbon nanotubes, which will contribute to large-scale production of the material for use in a new generation of elastic electronic devices. Full Story

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