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European Company Granted US Patent for Nanodiamond-Containing Polymers

Carbodeon haSONY DSCs been granted a US patent for its technology which enables detonation-synthesized diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combined with polymers for use in fields such as personal electronics, LED lighting, automotive and machine tools.

Diamonds are the hardest natural mineral, and also one of the most thermally conductive materials known, so when nanodiamonds are mixed with thermoplastic polymers in controlled amounts, they can enable plastic materials to conduct heat at pre-determined rates, and/or to be highly wear-resistant.

Nanodiamond-impregnated polymers can deliver heat-conducting benefits for products including LED lighting, mobile devices including cellphones, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled devices of any type. The hard-wearing properties mean they can also be used in the aerospace and automotive sectors to enable longer product life in hard-wear environments.

Carbodeon has been granted US patent number 9085723 on their developed nanodiamond containing thermoplastic thermal composites. The patent was filed after Carbodeons own developments during 2012-2013 where they discovered the thermal conductivity of thermoplastics can be significantly enhanced by adding nanodiamonds, usually in relatively small quantities. Since filing the patent they have continued their own research as well as developing the range of commercial applications of the technology.

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