Nanomaterial and electrical machines

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Engineers of LUT have constructed the world’s first electrical motor applying a textile material; carbon nanotube yarn. The presently most electrically conductive carbon nanotube yarn replaces usual copper wires in the windings. The motor prototype is built by the LUT Electrical Engineering group as a start towards lightweight, efficient electric drives.

The test motor output power is 40 W, it rotates at 15000 rpm, and has almost a 70 % efficiency. In the near future, carbon nanotube fibers have potential to significantly enhance the performance and energy efficiency of electrical machines. The new technology may revolutionize the whole industry.



FiveWordsForTheFuture - Jan 21, 2015 | Carbon nanotubes, Electricity, Energy, Innovation, nanotechnologies, Technologies
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