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Honda Makes Breakthrough with Carbon Nanotube Development - photos

Opens new potential in electronics

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holmstar
Carbon nanotubes have been around for quite a while. The story here is that Honda has come up with a process to manufacture nanotubes that have a uniform and high (metallic) conductivity. This means that they could be used in things like fuel cells, solar cells, ridiculously strong but light electrical cables, etc.
Oct 16, 2009 5:20 pm
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MadMaTTer
i dont think this is HONDA technology, i believe it was Nanocomp who intriduced this to military aircraft, they have been playing around with this on military aircraft but as far as i know the first contract was awarded early 2008 for wires made from CNT. BAVARIANMS: the proof you want can be found in Aerospace engineering and manufacturing magazine. dont remember the month though.
Oct 14, 2009 11:33 pm
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fusion01
'may be capable of distributing electricty quicker and more efficiently.' but will they help an author with spelling? Nope.
Oct 12, 2009 3:44 pm
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trekkerbin
That is definitely going to make a difference in lots of things. And save a lot of energy that goes to waste. Go for it HONDA!!!!
Oct 10, 2009 8:47 pm
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alessandro
The structure how atoms are placed reminds the graphite, but appears as an isomeric replacement of it. Amazing, only one layer!? Nanotubes are idea with decade of history, it is true.
Oct 10, 2009 5:35 pm
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cosmin_i
At least some one*s thinking ahead
Oct 10, 2009 1:18 am
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benz_man
This is an old concept. Maybe its closer to mass production now, but gov agencies have been privy to this tech for close to a decade now. Hmmmm, go figure...
Oct 9, 2009 11:23 pm
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BavarianMS
I don't think so.. Provide proof if you can.
Oct 10, 2009 1:12 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
He's right, carbon nanotubing is nothing new. One of the original purposes of nanotubes was to quicken the delivery of a dose of medication to patients, or something like that. I know it's been around for a while, but, like all these sorts of technologies (fusion, ceramics, and other wickedly advanced technologies), it's one thing to show something is technically possible, and completely another to make it economically viable.
Oct 10, 2009 1:51 am
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archytype
This may prove useful in an electrified NASCAR vehicle, or shed 2-3lbs from every new vehicle via lighter battery packs. Could this make a better tennis racket or would it kill a pacemaker?
Oct 9, 2009 10:27 pm
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trinity
Nice idea Honda. I hope they can make it cost efficient. The big thing would be if they can make batteries from it which make electric cars work...
Oct 9, 2009 9:56 pm
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Douglas6250
This is absolutely fantastic. However, they would be horribly expensive. Anyway, I support Honda to continue to build and design more environmentally friendly and efficient vehicles to save our planet !!
Oct 9, 2009 9:13 pm
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Kepe
New technology is always expensive, but as the production ramps up the prices go down.
Oct 11, 2009 7:09 pm
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scratchy996
yeah , but can those nanotubes make pancakes ?
Oct 9, 2009 8:14 pm
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TheAlchemist
after they get put into Asimo, he will.
Oct 13, 2009 2:05 am
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dbehmoaras
Definitely worth the read. Absolutely brilliant technology. This reminds me of the memory cloth from Batman LOL. But this could really change a lot for the better.
Oct 9, 2009 8:09 pm
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orlandocroccia
It feels good to read news like this!
Oct 9, 2009 8:06 pm
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Deuce_Coop
That is amazing.
Oct 9, 2009 7:40 pm
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