Gallery: MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes


Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production, large amounts of greenhouse gases, including hazardous air pollutants, are released into the atmosphere. On top of that, several hundred tons of chemicals are used in their manufacturing. However in a paper published last week by ACS Nano, researchers reported that they have devised a method that reduces the harmful by-products of carbon nantube production by a factor of 100.

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1 Comment

  1. gaykyle1979 November 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love how scientists are always coming up with cleaner and more efficient ways to improve our lifestyles. Now if only corporations had people in mind, instead of money.

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