Graphene Oxide Carbon Fiber Makes Better Knots

A new type of carbon fiber containing large flakes of graphene oxide has been created at Rice University. The fiber is unique owing to the strength of its knots. Fibers are typically most likely to snap under tension at the location of the knot, but this new fiber has what the researchers call “100 percent knot efficiency,” meaning the fiber is as likely to fail anywhere along its length as at the knot. [Read More]