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Aeronautical applications of carbon nanotubes

Images obtained from www.elec.york.ac.uk

Image obtained from http://www.elec.york.ac.uk

The Madrid Instituto de Estudios Avanzados en Nanociencia (IMDEA-Nanociencia) participates in ICARO project, coordinated by Airbus España, whose objective is the basic and applied research of new advanced composite materials and the study of new designs and configurations for aircraft.

The Nanoscience IMDEA-contribution is the development of a new type of lightweight material and high electrical conductivity that can replace metal nets used in aircraft as lighting strike protection. To this end, they will explore the possibilities of harnessing the high conductivity of carbon nanotubes.

The success of this development could lead to lighter aircraft than the current; thereby reducing fuel consumption can increase the autonomy flight.

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March 30, 2009 - Posted by | Nano News | ,

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