Nylon is a popular fiber used to make everything from parachuting material to tights. Maybe you’ve hear Nylon referenced as a popular thermoplastic or thread. Regardless of how you use it, Nylon is a versatile material that can be made in the lab.
In this experiment, I added some bells and whistles to Nylon by synthesizing fibers with graphite to make them conductive. They’re a bit crumbly and highly resistive, but will register on a continuity test at about .2kohms resistance per centimeter.
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