One of our customers, Dr. Peter Renteln, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund experiments in methods of mechanically strengthening carbon nanotube yarns. Dr. Renteln’s ultimate goal is to help bridge the gap between the current performance of carbon nanotube yarns and the type of performance that might one day make a Space Elevator project possible.
DexMat carbon nanotube braid was used for some of the initial testing in this project, and we are always interested to see if methods can be developed that will make our materials even stronger. We are excited to follow this project and see the outcome of these experiments!
You can read about and contribute to the Kickstarter project here.