Plastics get tough with nanotubes

 作者:庾钰     |      日期:2019-03-03 03:12:02
By Katharine Davis CARBON nanotubes have been bonded to the molecular backbone of a polymer for the first time. The feat could one day lead to a new generation of tough, lightweight composites for use in cars and aircraft. Because carbon nanotubes are 30 times stronger than steel yet five times less dense, chemists have been keen to use them to reinforce plastics. But simply mixing them in melted plastic does not work,