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Carbon nanotubeCNT Carbon Nanotube CAS Number : 308068-56-6
Multi-wall carbon nanotube. Baytubes® C 150 P is in the form of black-agglomerated powder and acts as an additive in various materials. Applications include the use as electrical conductive or mechanically reinforcing filler in polymers.
Bayer MaterialScience is expanding its contribution to the Solar Impulse project – an unprecedented around-the-world flight powered solely by solar energy scheduled for take off in 2015. The company specializes in high-performance materials and is responsible for the complete design of the cockpit shell of the second, improved model. Among its contributions will be an innovative, extremely high-performance insulating material. Solar Impulse and Bayer MaterialScience announced at a joint news conference in Payerne, Switzerland, that the new solar aircraft is expected to be completed in late 2013 and will conduct test flights the following year.
The first model will remain available for additional missions. “We are studying several possibilities and it could perhaps be making its first flights around the United States next year,” announced Bertrand Piccard, the initiator and Chairman of the Swiss project that proves clean technologies are fully reliable allowing to drastically reduce energy consumption. So far the solar aircraft has completed flights in Europe and most recently to North Africa, in each case with materials from Bayer MaterialScience on board.