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The Right Recipe: Engineering Research Improves Laser Detectors, Batteries
February 6, 2012
A Kansas State University researcher is developing new ways to create and work with carbon nanotubes--ultrasmall tubes that look like pieces of spaghetti or string. These carbon nanotubes have the perfect ingredients for improving laser detectors and rechargeable batteries.
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