Currently carbon nanotubes are sold on the world market for $100,000 to $800,000 per kilogram. However, Cheap tubes has reduced prices significantly in May 2007. They have 90% by weight SWNT CNT for $42,000 – 50,000 per kg. They have MWNT for as little as $350/kg. One ton orders have a 90 day lead time.
NASA Ames Research Center has inked a deal to use carbon nanotubes produced by the R & D Center under the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park for aerospace application. The center’s products have won NASA’s confidence thanks to high quality and lower cost than Chinese and Japanese products. The materials used to make AFM tips are worth only US$10 but the price of a finished AFM tip is currently quoted at $600.
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