Carbon Nanotube + High Radiation = Diamonds

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Carbon Nanotube + High Radiation = Diamonds

Post by marasama on 28th September 2010, 10:42 am

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25790/?p1=Blogs

Popular Science wrote:They say that the radiation bombardment knocks entire atoms out of the structure of nanotubes, causing the resulting defects to ricochet through the structure. This makes the structure bend and buckle, eventually forming into carbon spheres.
So, does this mean space elevators need a new material?

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