Single-walled carbon nanotubes should theoretically be extremely strong, but it remains unclear why their experimental tensile strengths are lower and vary among nanotubes. A team at Nagoya University, Kyoto University, and Aichi Institute of Technology directly measured the tensile strengths of individual structure-defined single-walled carbon nanotubes, revealing key insights into the relationship between their structure and strength.
JST ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon project
Research Area “Molecular Nanocarbon”
Akira Takakura, Ko Beppu, Taishi Nishihara, Akihito Fukui, Takahiro Kozeki, Takahiro Namazu, Yuhei Miyauchi and Kenichiro Itami. “Strength of carbon nanotubes depends on their chemical structures”,
Nature Communications. Published online July 10, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10959-7
Kenichiro Itami, Professor
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project
Department of Research Project, JST