Applications of Carbon nanotubes

Technology is becoming advanced day by day. The new tools are used to create marvelous devices. It has been observed that new technical devices are becoming shorter and advanced with more fascinating features than used in the past tools. For example the computers were larger than room when developed first time. But know they are Compact and moving toward nanotechnology. Carbon nanotubes are also one of the latest inventions of micro technology. The nanotubes are very small and can be used in various fields.
They are widely used in the fields of optical communication, Electronic and nanotechnologies. Here presenting lists of the few applications of these new nanotubes.
• They have high tensile strength and strong resistance to breakage. They are used in flywheels, bridges and space elevators. This is only possible due to high tensile strength of the material.
• It is an effective material which is utilized in fire resistive products. It resists high temperature easily. The buckypaper provides more fire resistance due to the presence of thick layers of Carbon Fibers.
• Nanotubes electrically transparent films are now used as displays for computer, mobile phones and other devices. These are replacing techniques of LCD’s and touch screens with their electric conducting mono films.
• They are excellent products for the brushes of electric motors. The carbon black can be replaced with less brittle and stronger nanotubes. These are better than old brushes of motors in terms of lubricating. You can easily mold brushes made from carbon nanotubes.
• They are used to produce photocurrent in solar cells. As these are electrically transparent they allow light to pass through them. When light passes through the top layer of carbon nanotube films it produces photocurrent.
• These are considered as superconductors and efficient capacitors for storing energy
• Used as antennas for various electromagnetic devices.