Nanomaterials to Nanotubes
nanomaterials, halloysite, composites, electronics, cosmetics
Nature is a master of nanomaterials. Discovering these materials and creating the processes for commercializing them throughout a wide range of industries can enable new generations of improved products. This talk will focus specifically on the characteristics and applications of naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes as well as microscale halloysite tubules. Halloysite is mined in North America, is readily available in large quantities, and does not require the fabrication infrastructure normally associated with the construction of nanotubes. Applications of these tubules in composites, electronics, and cosmeceuticals will be discussed.
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Nanotech 2005 Conference Program Abstract