Individual nanotubes can be 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, yet 100 times stronger than steel, pound-for-pound
The team at UTD were made up of scientists from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil
An international team of scientists based at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD), has developed a new type of artificial muscle created from carbon “nanotubes” – tiny hollow cylinders constructed from the same graphite layers found in the core of a standard pencil. Despite measuring 10,000 times less than the diameter of a human hair, the new muscles can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight, which amounts to approximately 85 times the power of a natural muscle of equivalent size.
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