Posts Tagged carbon nanotube
What can the nanotubes be used for? This highly intricate science has to hold the potential for practical application, otherwise we would simply be spending a lot of energy, time, and money on a science that will never benefit humankind.
Of course, this is not the case and as we start to understand what nanotubes are used for, we start to understand the potential of this particular science.
One of the most impressive and potentially life changing potential for the use of nanotubes is the ability to help the human body transmit nerve signals where there was previous damage. Read the rest of this entry »
Understanding how nanotubes are made can help many laypeople decide whether this is a scientific field they are interested in entering, it helps us understand the potential impact of nanotubes, and it helps scientists in other disciplines find new applications for their own use.
While originally nanotubes were a highly rare commodity to the point where the first nanotubes were discounted as nanotubes for not meeting the width requirements, today it is a very different story.
Now, nanoscientists can order up premade carbon nanotubes in order to shorten their time in the cultivation stage and spend more energy in the application effort. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many applications of nanotubes that have the potential to change the face of humankind. Nanotechnology could change everything and the purpose of nanotubes is change the way we treat diseases to how we purchase our everyday essentials like food.
While most applications for nanotubes are still quite futuristic, the progress in this relatively young science has been astonishing. The 1990s and the early part of the 21st century has proven to be a continuous developmental promise for the applications of carbon nanotubes.
Nanotubes are a round connection of atoms that create one of three distinctive patterns, capped at the ends by fullerene molecules. These tubes can be manipulated with care to conduct electricity and to withstand very great stresses. Read the rest of this entry »
Wondering what a nanotube is? There was a lot of speculation in 1970s about what the carbon nanotubes would be used for and there was a great mystery around understanding carbon nanotubes.
The first nanotubes were said to be “grown” from a technique known as vapour—growth. The scientific community did not initially embrace the idea that these were in fact the first carbon nanotubes, and the credit went elsewhere in 1991.
The earlier nanotubes were considered to be too thin in diameter to receive recognition by the scientific community. These early “carbon nanotubes” are now known as the “barrelenes.” At this time, carbon nanotubes were able to be observed under the higher technology of the electron miscroscope. Read the rest of this entry »