Nanotubes are members of the fullerene structural family, which also includes the spherical buckyballs, and the ends of a nanotube may be capped with a hemisphere of the buckyball structure. Their name is derived from their long, hollow structure with the walls formed by one-atom-thick sheets of carbon, called graphene.
Application Nanoshel Nano-materials :
CNTs have also been implemented in nano electromechanical systems, including mechanical memory elements
CNTs have also been proposed as a possible gene delivery vehicle and for use in combination in radio frequency fields to destroy cancer cells
First to put on the market was an electronic device that integrated carbon nanotubes on a silicon platform, in may 2005
It was a hydrogen sensor
Since then nanomix has been patenting many such sensor applications such as in the field of Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide, glucose, DNA detection etc.
As a container for drug delivery: Because of the versatile structure of the CNT, it can be used for a variety of tasks in and around body.
Often in the cancer related incidents, the CNT is often used as a container for transporting drugs into the body
Here drugs can actually be placed inside the nanotubes or can be attached to the side or trailed behind
Both of these methods are effective for the delivery and distribution of drug inside out of the body