Bangalore- based NoPo Nanotechnologies is one of the few companies on the planet that produces one of the world’s strongest and smallest materials. A carbon nanotube (CNT) is a tube made of carbon with diameters typically measured in nanometers, This microscopic material is 10,000 times thinner than a single strand of human hair and has a tensile strength that is over 100 times that of steel.

The company already secured grants from Niti Aayog and even from the Indian Navy and ultimately has plans to use it for defense applications.

The structure of carbon atoms allows them to create networks that efficiently absorb and dissipate incoming radar signals. Carbon nanotubes are incredibly strong, outperforming Kevlar in strength, which is used in bulletproof vests.

Indian Navy might be looking to incorporate carbon nanotubes into new radar-absorbing coatings for naval vessels. Being a new material cost of the carbon nanotube is extremely high but as things improve and production is scaled up, painting an entire warship with carbon nanotubes could greatly benefit the crew of the warship from being detected earlier and give an edge in modern combat where stealth is shaping up.

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