Nanotechnology is the engineering of tiny machines. It is the projected ability to build things from the bottom up inside personal nano-factories (PNs) using techniques and tools being developed to make complete, highly advanced products.
Ultimately, nanotechnology will enable control of matter at the nanometre scale, using mechanochemistry. Shortly after this envisioned molecular machinery is created, it will result in a manufacturing revolution, probably causing severe disruption. It has serious economic, social, environmental, and military application.
One of the cool feature of Nanotechnology is the synthesis of Buckypaper from Carbon Nanotubes. A Carbon Nanotube is a tube-shaped material, made of carbon allotrope, having a diameter measuring on the nanometer scale. Carbon Nanotubes have many structures, differing in length, thickness, and in the type of helicity and number of layers. Although they are formed from essentially the same graphite sheet, their electrical characteristics differ depending on these variations, acting either as metals or as semiconductors.
Hence various essential properties can be obtained in one Buckypaper sheet at the same time because of the Carbon Nanotubes. Watch the video below to get more insight on how the use of Buckypaper will revolutionize our lives.