Nanotruss story

October, 2000

Abstract: A brief modeling feasibility demonstration was done, using the Alpha_1 CAD research software testbed to model and visualize a simple fullerene structure design concept. (Capped single-wall carbon nanotubes, recursively assembled in a truss configuration to build up a macroscale object.)

This was a very quick exercise, done in a couple of evenings to illustrate the concept for a proposal which we were writing. This expanded description fills in a little bit of the background and possible uses for such structures, as well as briefly describing the design study.

Here's the description, in PDF form for the Acrobat Reader.

 GDC/Alpha_1 Research Group, University of Utah Department of Computer Sciesnce