Earlier this month the Real Engineering Youtube channel posted a great video explaining the basics of carbon nanotubes and their potential to be used in modern technology. We're happy to have some footage of our lab and out carbon nanotube products featured in this segment!
The video does a particularly good job of showing how the atomic structure of carbon gives rise to the different molecular structures of diamond, graphite, and carbon nanotubes, and how that in turn leads to different properties for each material. If you have ever heard a solid state scientist talk about sp2 orbitals and wondered what those were, then this video is a must-see!
Real Engineering also does a good job of quickly summarizing some of the challenges of unlocking the full potential of carbon nanotubes and, on the other hand, highlights a few of the near-term applications that we are excited about, such as smart clothing, lightning protection for airplanes, and biomedical implants.
All in all, this is a fantastic introductory video for anyone interested in learning about carbon nanotubes and the current prospects for carbon nanotube materials. Check out the video on the Real Engineering Youtube channel.
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