Northeastern University Professor is Developing Next Generation, High Performance Fiber

By: Jennifer Rocha

Marilyn Minus, Assistant Professor of Engineering, is adding small amounts of carbon nanotubes to create this new fiber.

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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