On Tue, Aug 08, 2000 at 12:48:21AM -0400, John Clark wrote:
> Martin Ling <email@example.com> asks about strong materials:
> Sapphire whiskers (Al2O3) is the strongest material that has been
> measured, a cable 2 inches across could support 10,000 tons.
Thanks - checking that out now.
> Carbon nanotubes (bucky tubes) are almost certainly stronger but to
> my knowledge a precise strength measurement hasn't been made.
> Theoretically the strongest of all could be C3N4 if somebody could
> make some, but nobody has yet.
Are there rough figures/estimates for either of these (basically, I just
need order of magnitude)?
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