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January 30, 2008

Tiger

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This ancient sword is made out of steel which is full of a “miracle material”, “discovered” only in 1991. The presence of this material made this sword extremely hard and flexible. This sword is claimed to be the first place where this “miracle material” was used (much before it was “discovered”).

Identify the sword and the “miracle material”

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Cracked by: vaibhav008 , jayanth , madhur , teju , gammafunction , Dibyo , duriel , nishansolo , shenoyvarun86 , shyam , sumanth , shivathilak , , Tathagata Chatterjee , yaksha , shashank , prasanth , udupendra and sidsen.

Answer:

This sword is made of wootz steel, which was full of carbon nanotubes. This belonged to Tipu Sultan.

Many of you did not mention Tipu Sultan, but points have been given for wootz steel, Damascus Swords et al.


24 Responses to “Tiger”

  1. vaibhav008

    Damascus swords made of wootz steel, which had the miracle material, carbon nanotubes


  2. tipu sultan’s sword.. apparently made using nanotechnology!!


  3. madhur
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    Damascus swords.

    The blades of the swords used so-called wootz steel which was full of carbon nanotubes, a miracle material discovered in 1991


  4. teju
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    This is the sword of Tipu Sultan – Tiger of Mysore.
    The “miracle material” discovered only in 1991 is Carbon Nanotubes. The sword was forged of Damascus Steel which is high quality steel interwoven with nanowires and carbon nanotubes.


  5. gammafunction
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    This is Tipu Sultan’s sword and the miracle material in question are Carbon nanotubes.


  6. Dibyo
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    Damascus Steel


  7. Dibyo
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    …and this is Tipu Sultan’s sword, which was made with this process, which is supposed to have originated in India.


  8. duriel
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    Damascus Sword, with Carbon Nanotubes

    “Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laureate Robert Curl.

    The blades used so-called wootz steel, smelted with a technique developed 2000 years ago in India, where craftsmen added wood and other organic debris to their furnaces. The resulting carbon-laced steel, hard but flexible, was soon celebrated across the ancient world.”

    in short:
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredsci.....sed-2.html


  9. nishansolo

    The Sword of Tippu Sultan. The miracle material it was made of being Damascus Steel.


  10. Damascus sword using damascus steel(Carbon nanotubes)


  11. shyam

    Tipu Sultan’s sword, Nanotechnology


  12. Shakeel

    Mohameds Ladder..The miracle material is the Carbon Nanotubes believed to have used as early as 1100 AD in Arab


  13. sumanth

    It is the sword of Tipu Sultan.

    The “miracle” material is Wootz steel or Damascus steel.


  14. shivathilak

    the miracle material is carbon nano tubes. the sword is tipu sultans sword.


  15. Anonymous

    The sword of Tipu Sultan.
    It contained carbon nanotubes ( “miracle material”)- part of the Damascus steel body of the sword.Carbon nanotubes are cylidrical fullerenes which have extraordinary strength in terms of tensile strength and elastic modulus.
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  16. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    The sword of Tipu Sultan.
    The miracle material is Carbon Nanotubes. It was a part of the Damascus steel with which the sword is made up of.Carbon nanotubes which are cylidrical fullerenes have extraordinary strength in terms of tensile strength and elastic modulus.
    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  17. yaksha
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    [rip]
    Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laureate Robert Curl.

    The blades used so-called wootz steel, smelted with a technique developed 2000 years ago in India, where craftsmen added wood and other organic debris to their furnaces. The resulting carbon-laced steel, hard but flexible, was soon celebrated across the ancient world.
    [/rip]


  18. w00t(z)!

    Its Tippu Sultan’s sword, made of wootz steel.
    The rediscovered “miracle material” is carbon nanotubes.


  19. the miracle material was iron


  20. udupendra
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    Sword of Tipu Sultan – Damascus steel, hardened at a nanotechnological level (carbon nano particles)


  21. sidsen
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    damascene steel


  22. sidsen
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    damascene steel and the sword of tipu sultan


  23. sidsen
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    o apparently there is some case being made that there are carbon nano tubes in the damascene steel… interesting


  24. anusha

    carbon nanotube….. The nanotube is a molecular cousin of a form of carbon that is perhaps more familiar, the C60 molecule or buckyball, an array of 60 carbon atoms forming a soccer-ball-like icosahedron. If the buckyball could be sliced in half, with a “belt” made of a connected loop of 10 carbon atoms inserted in the cut, it would form another stable configuration, a C70 molecule that is a larger and somewhat elongated buckyball. If instead one inserted two or three 10-carbon loops, this would make even more elongated C80 or C90. The process could be repeated to produce an arbitrarily long tube, with endcaps made of half-buckyball hemispheres. The object thereby produced is a species of carbon nanotube.


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