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  1. Nanotechnology Improving our Transportation Ben Lovik

  2. Improving Transportation Industry • More efficient and reliable materials will make products operate faster, lighter, stronger, and safer. • Lower failure rates and allow much longer service life on products Example: • Carbon fibers are hundred times stronger than steel and weigh about 1/6 the weight. http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=595

  3. Carbon Fibers • Carbon fibers are hundred times stronger than steel and weigh about 1/6 the weight. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-fiber-reinforced_polymer

  4. Benefiting our Communications • Nano-sensors that monitor the condition of vehicles, bridges, roads, other infrastructure, etc. • Monitor car emissions and trap pollutants

  5. Green Friendly Products • Black Carbon in car tires will be replaced with nanoparticles of clays and polymers • Tires that last much longer and are more wear resistant to elements (snow, ice, gravel) • Paint with less toxic materials • Made in Micro-volumes so it can automatically repair scratches on its own • Nanoparticles released that spread into the scratched area itself • Mirrors and windows without glare • Filter rays from natural elements like the sun, smoke, and other pollutants. http://smart2begreen.com/newsletter.php?issueID=277

  6. Self-healing Paint • Chitosan- substance found in shells of crustaceans • Chitosan blended with polymers http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1161560/The-scratch-proof-car-Scientists-create-coating-repairs-sun-30-minutes.html

  7. Diamond over Metals • Diamond is known to have a greater strength-to-weight ratio than most metals and aluminum. • Diamond is very expensive and shatters easily • With nanotechnology we can make shatterproof diamond and form it into the shapes we want. • Most airplanes today are made of metal and aluminum. • If made with nano particles of diamond we could make standard passenger airplanes 50 times lighter but able to support just as much weight and resistance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Aircraft_Industries

  8. Raw Diamond Steel Rods

  9. Diamond made Airplane

  10. Improving Transportation Safety • “Smart” sensors on cars that will help avoid collisions • Glare resistant windshields • Chemical Weapon sensors in airports for further screening through security http://www.jaunted.com/story/2010/1/6/165831/7563/travel/Full-Body+Scanners+101%3A+How+Naked+Is+Full-Body+Scan+Naked%3F

  11. Conclusion • Nanotechnology could be close to its full potential by the year 2020. • The environment could benefit greatly from the use of nanotechnology in the transportation industry. • Although nanotechnology is very expensive to experiment with we could save lots of money in the long term. • It will improve our communications between the driver and the vehicle. • Nano will make products lighter, stronger, more economical and make transportation much safer.