Cable development

A team of scientists has developed a new approach for the preparation of a coaxial cable 50,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair.

The miniscule wire – comprising a carbon nanotube located inside a boron nitride nanotube – may represent an important step towards the miniaturisation of electronic devices.

The multi-national team of experts from the UK and Hungary, was jointly led by Andrei Khlobystov, a Professor of Nanomaterials and Director of the University of Nottingham’s Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC), and Graham Rance, a Research Fellow in Nanomaterials Characterisation at the nmRC, who possess complementary expertise in the synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanomaterials.