What is the difference between MOLECULAR REBAR® and the more common carbon nanotubes?
The technological challenge that has plagued carbon nanotubes has been their tendency to bundle together much like fibers in a cotton ball. Cotton balls have a lot of potential, but if you need to make a shirt, you need thread, not jumbled and entangled fibers. Our breakthrough is the ability to untangle tubes into their most optimal form, individual tubes with aspect ratios (length to diameter) between 60 and 100 which unlocks the full potential of carbon nanotubes for a wide variety of applications and industries.
What does MOLECULAR REBAR® do?
Like steel rebar in concrete, MOLECULAR REBAR® adds significant mechanical strength to materials. It also significantly enhances electron and thermal conductivity in a variety of applications. That means MOLECULAR REBAR® can enable batteries to charge in 30% of the time normally required, with greater useful capacity and last significantly longer over the life of the battery. It means we can integrate MOLECULAR REBAR® into composite materials and increase fatigue resistance to failure by up to 700%. It means that we enable the potential to manufacture solid polymer electrolyte lithium ion batteries through the removal of the flammable organic solvents. In medical applications MOLECULAR REBAR® enables the potential for a new frontier in targeted molecular delivery for multiple uses such as gene modification. Even with these established breakthroughs we are just scratching the surface of other industries where MOLECULAR REBAR® enables quantum breakthroughs in performance.
How can my firm work with MOLECULAR REBAR®?
Molecular Rebar Design works with innovative firms based on their needs and capabilities. This could be through both research and development projects as well as full commercialization partnerships. We continually evaluate new strategic partnerships as opportunities are identified.