Ancient Technique of Spinning is Used to Produce a Very Modern Material
This video looks at carbon nanotubes - one of the most promising new materials
in textile science. As well as being conductors of heat and electricity, these
sub-microscopic carbon fibres are light and strong, although each one is only
10 to 50 nanometres in diameter.
CSIRO in collaboration with the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas
at Dallas, USA, has produced a 100 per cent carbon nanotube yarn. This yarn
is very strong, durable and flexible, and fully retains the electrical properties
of carbon nanotubes. The potential applications of this yarn are wide ranging,
from medicine to the aerospace industry.
Run time: 5.06 mins