Nanocomp Technologies was excited to once again participate in Nanodays at the Boston Museum of Science on April 2, 2016. To engage and educate children about the science and technology of carbon nanotubes, several hands-on exhibits were created and displayed. Included among the exhibits were a table-top carbon nanotube heater, a Christmas-themed LED light display powered by a battery pack and strung with our conductive carbon nanotube string and a guitar strung with carbon nanotube wiring.
It was refreshing to see both parents and children alike wowed by the thermal, electrical and tensile capabilities of our material and the science behind it. The thermal imager demonstrated that the CNT heating elements of the heater reached temperatures as high as 150°C, all without becoming too hot to touch. Lastly, children were encouraged to pull their hardest on a force meter attached to some of our thicker yarn as a demonstration of its strength. This challenge resulted in a few laughing children having to pick themselves up from the floor, it was just that hard to break!