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Electrolysis & fuel cells

Electrolysis & fuel cells

Car­bon nanofibers in hydro­gen elec­trol­y­sis & fuel cells Hydro­gen has emerged as a key to store renew­able ener­gy and mak­ing heavy indus­try car­bon-free. Two appli­ca­tion areas of imme­di­ate vital impor­tance. The core tech­nolo­gies that make this pos­si­ble are hydro­gen elec­trol­y­sis and fuel cells. Elec­trol­y­sis con­verts elec­tric­i­ty into hydro­gen, while fuel cells con­vert the hydro­gen back to electricity.…

Carbon nanofibers (CNFs)

Carbon nanofibers (CNFs)

Car­bon nanofibers is a super­ma­te­r­i­al. It is stronger, more elas­tic, and lighter than steel. It con­ducts heat and elec­tric­i­ty bet­ter than met­als. And it can be used to thou­sand­fold the sur­face of mate­ri­als. Let’s take a clos­er look at these tiny fel­lows. What is a car­bon nanofiber (CNF)? A car­bon nanofiber (CNF) is a car­bon-made mate­r­i­al so thin that…

Miniaturized capacitors with carbon nanofibers

Miniaturized capacitors with carbon nanofibers

Smoltek has devel­oped the world’s thinnest dis­crete capac­i­tor. Its total build­ing height is less than thir­ty microm­e­ters (30 µm). You have to stack ten of them on top of each oth­er to reach the same height as today’s indus­try-stan­­dard when it comes to sur­­face-moun­t­ed capac­i­tors. The capac­i­tor itself, with­out encap­su­la­tion, is a mere 0.5 to 10 µm. It…

Smoltek—from carbon nanofibers to mind-controlled robotic prostheses

Smoltek—from carbon nanofibers to mind-controlled robotic prostheses

Smoltek holds unique world patents for tech­nolo­gies that make mate­r­i­al engi­neer­ing on an atom­ic lev­el pos­si­ble. Smoltek has solu­tions that allow con­tin­ued minia­tur­iza­tion and increased per­for­mance of semi­con­duc­tors, con­tribute to car­bon-free steel pro­duc­tion and renew­able ener­gy stor­age, and enable mind con­trol of robot­ic pros­the­ses. This is a sto­ry of how Smoltek came to be.

Breaking barriers: The future

Breaking barriers: The future

This is the third and last arti­cle in a series of three in which Smoltek founder and strate­gic advi­sor Shafiq Kabir share his per­son­al thoughts on nan­otech­nol­o­gy oppor­tu­ni­ties. In the pre­vi­ous two arti­cles, he has addressed both the hype and the real­i­ty of car­bon nan­otech­nol­o­gy. In this last arti­cle, he looks into the future. He dis­cuss­es how car­bon nan­otech­nol­o­gy will unleash the pow­er of the inter­net of everything.

Breaking barriers: The reality

Breaking barriers: The reality

This is the sec­ond arti­cle in a series of three in which Smoltek founder and strate­gic advi­sor Shafiq Kabir share his per­son­al thoughts on nan­otech­nol­o­gy oppor­tu­ni­ties. In the last arti­cle, he addressed the hype sur­round­ing car­bon nan­otech­nol­o­gy. In this one, he takes you into the real­i­ty of the nan­otech­nol­o­gy entre­pre­neur. He tells you about real chal­lenges that await break­throughs that car­bon nan­otech­nol­o­gy can help with­in the near future.