The Future of Fullerene Production
 

FULLERENES

 

Canum envisions a world enabled by the power of nanotechnology. From high performance composite materials to thin, flexible solar cells - fullerenes are at the forefront of the nanomaterial revolution.

 
 
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Fullerenes, commonly referred to as “buckyballs”, are a spherical form of carbon with many unique and valuable properties. Today, they can be found in many consumer products and industrial applications, but we have only begun scratching the surface of the potential applications for this cutting-edge supermaterial.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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FULLERENE APPLICATIONS

But what can they do, you ask?


 
 
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HEALTH & MEDICINE

ANTIOXIDANT & ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES:

Old Description: Various experiments have been conducted in which rats were fed fullerenes dissolved in olive oil to check if the ingestion of fullerenes are safe and non-toxic. The results of the experiment were astounding. Not only did fullerenes prove to be an antioxidant, the rats that were fed the fullerene-olive oil mixture lived longer lives. The researchers consider this study to “open the road towards the development of the considerable potential of fullerenes in the biomedical field, including cancer therapy, neurodegenerative disorders and ageing.

 

 
 
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SOLAR ENERGY

FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS: Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are made using a base that is mixed with fullerenes to create an ink. This ink is then printed on flexible film, and just one kilogram of this polymer is capable of printing a solar cell the size of a football field. The resulting material is lightweight, flexible, semi-transparent, and able to harvest the sun’s energy. This technology allows sustainability to be integrated into infrastructure in new and appealing ways, and OPVs will play a large part in the future of solar energy.

 

 
 
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COMPOSITE MATERIALS

You’re gonna like this.

 
 
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