Talk:Timeline of carbon nanotubes

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I have removed the reference to [1], as it's not appropriate to link to a homepage of a website (it frequently changes, making it a poor reference). I've also addded a number of citation needed tags where appropriate. Mike Peel 19:55, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Points removed[edit]

Following Wikipedia:Verifiability, I have removed the following points as they are unreferenced. If references for them can be found, then they can be added back to the article.

  • Nanotube transistor created at Delft and IBM.
As of 2003, nanotubes cost from 20 euro per gram to 1000 euro per gram, depending on purity, composition (single-wall, double-wall, multi-wall) and other characteristics.
Industry reports indicate nanotube production will increase by 10 to 100 times in the next five years for different types and purity of nanotubes.
Prices halve in one year to €1.67 per gram in quantities of 1 kg as MWNT, >50 nm diameter, 50 micrometers long.

NB: for the last point, see the section above. Mike Peel 10:02, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

can somebody update the link for reference 11? new link: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:48, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

nothing more since august 2006 ?[edit]

In a bycicle, really ??[edit]

"July — Nanotubes were alloyed into the carbon fiber bike that won the 2006 Tour de France" From the cited (newspaper) article "[...] the bikes ridden by the Phonak team have nanotubes swirled into the frame--a first, according to their Swiss manufacturer, BMC."

This sounds to me very much like pure marketing.. Let's sprinkle some magic *nanodust* over it .. Could somebody verify that this not the case? Is there any supported technical relevance of the nanotubes in a bike? --Jaapkroe (talk) 22:58, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

It's factually incorrect anyway as Floyd Landis was later disqualified from the competition for using forbidden substances. I'd say remove this mention altogether. (talk) 10:35, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Process for creating ultra long SWNT developed in China[edit]

In 2009 a group at Peking University announced having produced SWNT of up to 18.5 cm[1]. I have seen nothing about the research since. Can anyone confirm this or provide an update?

  1. ^ "Fabrication of Ultralong and Electrically Uniform Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Clean Substrates". NANO Letters. Retrieved 3 August 2009.