Diamond Nanothreads (IMAGE) Carnegie Institution for Science Caption "Diamond nanothreads" promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers. The threads have a structure that has never been seen before. Image is courtesy of the Vincent Crespi lab, Penn State University. Credit Vincent Crespi lab, Penn State University Usage Restrictions With credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.