|Tiny but tough
This is a model of a carbon nanotube. Carbon nanotubes are as stiff as diamond, 100 times stronger than steel and 6 times lighter than steel. These are all attributes that make them an ideal material for sports equipment, where strength and light weight are essential.
Source: Dr Jonathan Hare, the Creative Science Centre
|Carbon nanotubes strengthen tennis rackets, golf clubs, skis and bikes.|
Image: Science Museum