0110-FIBER-Group-med [New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance]

Rice engineering professor Matteo Pasquali (seated) led a team that created a pure carbon nanotube fiber that combines the best features of metal wires, carbon fibers and textile thread. The team included (from left) Rice graduate students Colin Young and Dmitri Tsentalovich, Teijin Aramid scientist Ron ter Waarbeek and Rice graduate student Mohammed Adnan.

About Jade Boyd

Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.