Nanomaterials applications in Automobiles

Transport Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials

The fascinating mechanical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes can be exploited in many applications, which might include lightweight and strong vehicle or aircraft body with in situ health monitoring and self healing properties, superior aircraft or car brake carbon-carbon composite discs that could dissipate a heat more efficiently, strong and interactive windscreens with de-icing properties.

Even a few percent loading of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix could make non conductive polymers to conduct electricity and solve many problems with static electricity that could be a spark of fire within a vehicle.

In an aircraft wing carbon nanotubes conductivity could provide de-icing and lighting strike protection with reduction of weight. They could improve strength of a body in an aircraft or a vehicle, decrease weight and make army vehicle or military aeroplane electromagneticly invisible. Carbon nanotubes and nanofibres could be added to metals in order to improve properties and make lighter engines, they could be used in tyres ispead of carbon black to improve wear properties and provide in sity pressure sensing.

However, there are a number of problems to overcome in a development precess of carbon nanomaterials application. The properties of nanotubes need to be optimised for a specific application. Nanotubes must be efficiently dispersed and bonded to the material they are reinforcing (the matrix), in order to maximize load transfer. Many companies managed to solve some of these problems with more or less success and developing new composite materials from various polymers and carbon nanotubes with improved mechanical, thermal or electrical properties. There are still many opportunities for improvement of properties of traditional engineering materials and their replacement with use of carbon nanomaterials in transport and in many other applications.

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Impact Nanoparticles on Health and Environment

by tarlipps

University of Calgary chemistry professor David Cramb is a step closer to helping solve a complex problem in nanotechnology: the impact nanoparticles have on human health and the environment.
Cramb, director of the Faculty of Science's nanoscience program, and his researchers have developed a methodology to measure various aspects of nanoparticles in the blood stream of chicken embryos. Their discovery is published in the March online edition of Chemical Physics Letters.
"With the boom in nanomaterials production there is an increasing possibility of environmental and/or human exposure

Rocket fuel is in breastmilk, gm foods infecting

by bornagaingumby

Natural crops, and aquarium grass killing off natural habitats in the oceans. yeah, this wont get into the environment and do anything....we cant even keep mad cow out of our meat.
EPA to regulate form of nanotechnology By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer
Thu Nov 23, 7:47 AM ET
WASHINGTON - Consumer products using extremely small particles of silver to kill germs will need Environmental Protection Agency approval, part of the government's first move to regulate the burgeoning nanotechnology industry.

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