SWITCHABLE GLASS FOR HOMES AND OFFICES

The switchable glass is one of the best privacy solutions today. Although used extensively in several industrial applications, the ‘smart glass,’ as it is also popularly known, is an excellent solution for selective privacy at home and office.The switchable glass is an electrically-conductive device which allows you to control its opacity level easily. It can run on photochromatic, thermochromatic or electrochromatic mechanisms. It enables to transform from frosted to clear in a moment, with just a push of a [...]

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARBON NANOTUBES AND GRAPHENE

Carbon is an essential element in our universe. It gives rise to the countless life forms on earth and a primary source of our major fuels. Today, thanks to the immense advances in science, we have discovered and synthesized various forms of carbon. Carbon nanotubes and graphene are two of the most recently discovered forms of carbon. The main difference is, the Graphene is a single thin layer 2D film, while the carbon nanotubes in a thin film rolled [...]

TYPES OF CARBON NANOTUBES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Carbon is the most prevalent element in not only our universe, but it also forms the basis of life forms on earth. Carbon is thus essential to man since the very beginning, in its varied ways. From our fuel to our food, carbon is necessary for us to survive and prosper. One of the most useful recently discovered forms of carbon are carbon nanotubes.Also known as ‘CNTs,’ this is an allotropic form of carbon which is naturally in a [...]

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ALL ABOUT GRAPHENE BATTERY : THE REVOLUTIONARY ASPECT IN ENERGY STORAGE

Although it has been nearly 15 years since its discovery by Manchester University Scientists, graphene, and its unusual properties are being studied intensely. According to industry experts, the material may have seemed to have faded out of public memory despite its ideal properties significant breakthrough is expected soon for its use in energy storage.When thrived, the graphene battery is expected to be extremely lightweight, with energy storage capacity that would be multifold of that of today’s conventional cells.Brief about [...]

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLASS AND QUARTZ

Although we may be using glass and quartz in our everyday lives, if asked to state the differences between the two it seems very difficult. Today, quartz and glass used in a wide variety of industrial and ornamental purposes all over the world.On the one hand, glass mainly used for making window panes, chandeliers, prisms, pendants, necklaces and other jewelry. On the other side, quartz is omnipresent in today’s watch batteries and other small electronic gadgets. Generally, many might [...]

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CARBON NANOTUBES APPLICATIONS AND ITS PROPERTIES

Carbon is an ever-present mineral. From our body to our environment and even our primary fuel source is carbon-based. Carbon is also one of the most useful metals known to man today. Out of the numerous forms that carbon used today, the carbon nanotubes are by far the most promising and versatile.How is Carbon Nanotubes formed? The carbon nanotube is one of an allotropic form of carbon. As these naturally form in a tubular nanostructure, these called as ‘nanotubes.’ The [...]

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GRAPHENE

HOW GOOD IS GRAPHENE AT BLOCKING RADIATION?

Graphene, the wondrous material discovered in the last decade, is undoubtedly taking the scientific and industrial world by storm. Ever since its discovery in 2004 by University of Manchester scientists, it has been extensively studied all over the world in renowned material laboratories.Thanks to the dedicated work of researchers, we are now aware of many of the surprising properties of the material. Graphene is extremely thin and excessively lightweight being only 1 atom-thick. It is malleable and can extend [...]

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WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT GRAPHENE?

What is so special about Graphene? If you are wondering what graphene is, then either you have been disconnected from the world for the past decade, or you have been blissfully ignorant about it. It is also known as the ‘wonder material’. The factor that makes it such an unusual substance is the immensely diverse properties of graphene. What is Graphene? Can you imagine a single material being not only excessively lightweight but also being the most durable material known to [...]

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES AND MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been fundamental for various developments in our current technology ever since it discovered. Nanotechnology is one such field which had tremendous advances. The unique structure of carbon nanotube, combined with its unique mechanical and electrical properties makes it a ‘wonder material’ in the real sense.Types of Carbon Nanotubes There are mainly two types of carbon nanotubes that are in use today:Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT)A single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) is a seamless cylinder which consists of only [...]

Category: CARBON NANOTUBEPost Date: July 23, 2018

HOW TO MAKE SWITCHABLE PDLC FILM

A switchable PDLC film is an excellent and ideal choice to maintain comfortable indoor environment and lighting, without the use of expensive and complicated air conditioning and electrical lighting system. It is also useful to maintain privacy in the selected area. Also known as ‘smart switchable film, the switchable PDLC film is designed to control the light and heat enter the room. It is a useful alternative for heavy laminated glass or Venetian blinds. What do you need to make Switchable [...]