News tagged with carbon materials

Making 'bucky-balls' in spin-out's sights

( —A new Oxford spin-out firm is targeting the difficult challenge of manufacturing fullerenes, known as 'bucky-balls' because of their spherical shape, a type of carbon nanomaterial which, like graphene and carbon ...

dateApr 16, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

dateMar 31, 2014 in Environment
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Improvement in polymers for aviation

We live surrounded by polymers and today, rather than come up with new polymers, there is a tendency to modify them in order to obtain new applications. Carbon nanotubes have excellent mechanical properties, are very tough, ...

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper

( —On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research.

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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