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Carbon NanoChickens

Gallus Domesticus Carbonicus
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Now that we have invented the carbon nanotube chickenwire [link]...

Molecular biologists should start working on phase II.

ShawnBob, Apr 22 2010

Carbon Chickenwire http://www.business...n_id=rss_topStories
[ShawnBob, Apr 22 2010]

(?) Carbon Nanotubes http://homepage.sns...tube-horizontal.jpg
[ShawnBob, Apr 22 2010]


       Ah say, ah say you're built too low boy! The fast ones go over your head.   

       That's just graphene. However, you maybe could make a bird-shaped molecule.
nineteenthly, Apr 22 2010

       You could start with Carbon Nano Nuggets.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 22 2010

       this is *all* over my head...
po, Apr 22 2010

       What came first - the Carbon NanoChicken or the Carbon NanoEgg?
phoenix, Apr 22 2010

       To clarify [nineteenthly]'s point, and just to keep terminology clear, this is graphene, not nanotubes. Graphene has been known a lot longer, and sheets of it make up the reinforcement in carbon fiber materials. It's strong and light relative to, say steel, but still doesn't begin to approach the strength of true carbon nano-tubes.
MechE, Apr 22 2010

       Why did the Carbon NanoChicken cross the road ?
8th of 7, Apr 22 2010

       How many nanochickens do you need to drive a mecha-elephant?
Loris, Apr 22 2010

       Rolled up flakes of graphene are virtually indistinguishable from multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
daseva, Apr 22 2010

       Which is why, for the highest possible tensile strength, you want single walled nanotubes.   

       Graphene also has a lower youngs modulus owing to the assymetry of the rolls.
MechE, Apr 22 2010

       I use steel-belted radials, myself.
RayfordSteele, Apr 22 2010

       //Carbon Nano Nuggets//   

       They're delocalised-orbital-lickingly good!
Wrongfellow, Apr 22 2010

       "You want fries with that ?"
8th of 7, Apr 22 2010


       Nanotubes are really just the same chicken-wire rolled into a straw.   

       Perfect little cages for the nano-chickens. Carbon nanocoupes.
ShawnBob, Apr 22 2010

       I wonder if/when someone will invent nano-barbed wire?
RayfordSteele, Apr 22 2010


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