Nanotubes yarn or continous fiber

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by timojin, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    What holds the nanotube when a yarn or fiber is made
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    They stick to each other.
     
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  5. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    I think there must be a some sor of binder
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    No. Although they are often later formed into a composite with various kinds of resin.
     
  8. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Are you sure we are talking the same nanotube fibers ? In the CVD process they spin the fibers straight from the reaction chamber .
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah? So what. I think there's a process where they draw it over a roller just to seat everything down. It's not a strong fiber all by itself, the yarn is rather flimsy. It's a feature of the molecule that it sticks to things readily.
     

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