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Carbon NanoFiber Paving A New Era In Biotechnology!
Scientists are sometimes considered as God as they spend most of their life time researching and finding inventions thereby contributing to the welfare of the society and environment they live in. One such amazing finding is nano technology and its collection of products with their amazing features.
Nano products come in different forms like, particles, powder, spheres, rods and fibers. One of the fiber products is Carbon NanoFiber (CNFs). These are nano structures with graphite layers arranged in the form of stacked cones.
Carbon Nanofiber : known for their strength!
These fibers can be either grown with a catalytic process or lectronically spun with the right polymers. They are woven up from carbon nano tubes, rolled up sheets of atom. Some of its features are thermal, electrical and frequency shielding.
These fibers along with epoxy resins provide a strong and tough binding agent, used in automobile and even in fighter planes.
Below are the areas of application of this fiber
- Catalyst support in nano electronic devices
- Artificial muscles
- Energy storage devices
- Rubbers and tires
- Stabilization against UV radiation
- Electrodes in rechargeable batteries
These fibers used in the lithium ion battery electrodes which increases its capacity four times more than the normal capacity. Some of the stunning applications of this fiber paving way for a future era are in the area of biomedical due to its biocompatibility.
They are used iorthopedic and neural implants, chips using DNA templates, neurotrophic electrodes, Rat-ical innovation for remote rescue. These probes in the form of implants help in monitoring the signals of the brain and have a positive interaction with the neurons.
Soul cat 2025 is an expecting chip in future to track the humans for life time with a computer record, where the nano fibers are used for its features. They are also found their application in Cybercat.