Re: Room temperature superconduction in carbon fibers? other products?

Dennis Roberts (
Thu, 10 Sep 1998 14:09:40 -0400

Robin Hanson wrote:

> Brian D Williams forwards:
> >... 4) Perhaps of greatest interest Given all other applications
> for nanotubes, I guess I'd bet on them. But it could be many years
> still.
> I have a rather speculative question for the list. Does anyone know of
> the posibility of producing a structure of carbon ( nanotubes,other
> fullerenes) that is both quite rigid and is able to contain a gas(air)
> at substantially lower density than the surrounding atmosphere and
> still have the entire structure's (bubble) mass be a fraction of that
> of the displaced air ? The uses of a lighter than air structural
> material would add some novel products to shelves at Walmart. ( real
> sky hooks, bricks to construct permantly floating buildings, personal
> floatation devices(in air not on water) Care to add a few new
> products of your own?

Dennis Roberts
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