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Sharpest cut from nanotube sword

Carbon nanotech may have given swords of Damascus their edge.

Damascus sabres may get their pattern and strength from nanotubes in the steel. Credit: Alexander Dietsch


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    ReiboldM., et al. Nature, 444. 286 (2006).

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Sanderson, K. Sharpest cut from nanotube sword. Nature (2006).

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