Thursday, July 08, 2010

US Patent 7750240 - CNT coaxial cable

This is the latest in a series of patents from Hon Hai Precision which discloses a way to form coaxial cables using carbon nanotube materials potentially leading to stronger and more lightweight electrical cables in the 21st century. Claim 1 reads:

1. A coaxial cable comprising:

a core comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes having at least one conductive coating disposed about the carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotubes being orderly arranged;

an insulating layer about the core;

a shielding layer about the insulating layer; and a sheathing layer about the shielding layer.

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