Ep 8. How Nanomaterials Can Build Better Bikes

On this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk about one example of how nanotechnology is changing something many people use every day: bikes! Margy Robinson, a graduate student in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology and a competitive cyclist, explains how carbon nanotubes and graphene are currently being incorporated into some high-end bicycles.

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Floyd Landis racing on a carbon fiber bike in 2006  (photo by Michael David Murphy)


For more information, check out Margy’s blog posts on this topic: Nanomaterials in Bicycles???? Part 1 and Part 2.

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IntervieweeMargy Robinson

Producer/Narrator: Miriam Krause

Music sources: Our music is by Ketsa and sound effects are from ZapSplat

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