Contact: Kandice Carter
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Caption: A yarn spun of boron-nitride nanotubes suspends a quarter. The nanotubes in this yarn were produced with a new technique discovered by researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and the National Institute of Aerospace. The nanotubes are highly crystalline and have a small diameter. They also structurally contain few walls and are very long.
Credit: Source: DOE's Jefferson Lab
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