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By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, scientists have discovered a way to make disperse carbon nanotubes at unprecedentedly high concentrations without the need for additives or harsh chemical reactions to modify the nanotubes. In a surprising twist, researchers also found that as the nanotubes' concentrations increase, the material transitions from a dilute dispersion to a thick paste, then a free-standing gel and finally a kneadable dough that can be shaped and molded.
AND https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2018/may/making-carbon-nanotubes-as-usable-as-common-plastics/ [northwestern.edu] AND http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800298115 [doi.org]
Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180515162801.htm [sciencedaily.com]