Two months ago, I introduced my readers to the Space Elevator Wiki, a project put together and run by Keith Curtis. From the Mission Statement; “This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator. The general purpose is to provide a structure for collaborative work on the space elevator.”
In the last few weeks, Markus Landgraf has posted a review of current / relevant Carbon Nanotube (CNT) literature. This is a long-overdue task and I’m very glad to see that Markus has taken the time and effort to put this data together. There are some very cool articles in his review including;
“In situ Observations of Catalyst Dynamics during Surface-Bound Carbon Nanotube Nucleation” where you can see pictures of carbon nanotubes actually being created and
“Strong and Ductile Colossal Carbon Tubes withWalls of Rectangular Macropores” where Markus describes a material (Colossal Carbon Tubes) which might, today, be strong enough to build a space elevator with. (I’m from Chicagoland – it’s OK for me to end my sentences with a preposition ?).
The Space Elevator Wiki is becoming THE repository for Space Elevator documents and research. Do yourself a favor and check it out and, if you have anything to contribute, do so…