Carbon Nanotubes. The world that they CREATE by Daniel Melnichuk.

In my first article the author focused on carbon nanotube infused resin. This substance is makes it possible to strengthen already strong alloys and composites, but not weaken them by adding or subtracting hardness. Hardness is, by definition, the measurement of a materials resistance to deformation. In other words, the resin can provide the benefit without the dissadvantage. Most of the time, a strong material such as glass, of clay is brittle while a resilient material like plastic or rubber is flimsy,stretchy, and not sturdy in general. This means that materials like concrete are strong enough to support a lot of weight, they are susceptible to break when traumatized by physical force or shock. Something like rubber, on the other hand, can withstand shock and sudden force, but it is not capable of supporting much weight, as it would bend and flatten under the force of the weight above/on it. What the carbon nanotube resin does is it provides more strength and resilience, but does not weaken the material. For example carbon fiber, which is a very strong yet pliable material often used to make protective clothing, when enhanced with said resin it becomes even stronger and doesn't wear out as easily. However, the resin doesn't decrease the hardness. On the contrary, it often increases it, making the material for sothing that requires a stiff yet durable material, such as bulletproof vests.

This technology could improve bike tires, boats, planes, cars, and more!

Carbon Nanotubes and their medical application

In medicine, carbon nanotubes found their place in the drug delivering 'industry', if you will. Seeing as carbon nanotubes are long tubes with a small diamiter, they are verry affective at penetrating cell tissue. This is made possible by their needle-like shape. They can help medications reach their intended place, be that a tumer or a wound. Senior lecturers and Kings College, London conducted an experiment with cancer inmammalian cells. They tried to deliver medication the traditional way, and they experimented whith the nanotubes as the carier. With the nanotubes, there was a big in rease in the amount of medication that arived at te destination. This is because nanotubes can penetrate cell tissue and the meds cant.

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