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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

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