So far, Professor Minus has shown her new fiber is stronger than Kevlar, Spectra, and Dyneema. She and her research team have been refining their method of using CNTs that are not just added in but also perform an organizational role within the fiber. The research recently received a new funding grant from DARPA.
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New Generation Nanogold and Nanosilver Polymer Composites and Their Applications
Zone of inhibition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (clear area) around a nanosilver-polyurethane bead (removed) that was positioned on the surface of an inoculated agar plate, as shown by the arrows.
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