small plans: nanotechnology for the building industry

Monday, November 07, 2005

Diamond nanotube composite could save energy

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have combined the world's hardest known material – diamond – with the world's strongest structural form – carbon nanotubes. They say a new process for "growing” diamond and carbon nanotubes together opens the way for its use in a number of energy-related applications. The resulting material has potential for use in wear-resistant coatings, high-voltage electronics, low-power, low-energy consumption flat panel displays and hydrogen storage. more @