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Carbon nanotubes is not best armor material on earth
« on: August 28, 2020, 05:21:32 pm »
I just discovered carbon nanotubes could be not best armor material against alien weaponry (even today).
Hope it will make sence to be noted here :) .

This link is from CNT wiki page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boron_nitride_nanotube

It's claimed to have same mechanical properties (or at least tensile strength - not sure if it same about others, including pressure resistance), but higher thermal stability - CNT is claimed to fail at 400°C with BNNT at 90°C.

One publication clames BNNT is even stronger than CNT.
https://www.materialsforengineering.co.uk/engineering-materials-news/boron-nanotubes-are-stronger-than-carbon-nanotubes/111959/

Yet during previous search I noticed SiC nanotubes mentioned, but can't find anything about it with unrestricted read access. Everything I could find requires some login (for begining... did not try to go any further).