Yale University researchers have created a smart lock that is made from a material called carbon nanotubes.
The researchers say their material could be used to make smart locks in the future.
The material is made of carbon nanowires, which are lightweight, flexible, and electrically conductive.
Yale’s research is part of a larger effort to make smarter locks.
“We think we’ve solved the key problem of making the lock without needing a lot of power,” said Dr. Anupam Sharma, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Yale.
To make a smart locks, a door, or door frame needs to be cut down to size.
The process is a little different in this case.
Instead of using a knife or saw to cut the material down to the desired size, Yale researchers use a laser to cut a tiny piece of carbon.
The carbon is then heated in a microwave oven to turn into a powder, which is then coated with a thin layer of aluminum oxide.
Then the coating is applied to the door, which then needs to come apart and open up to unlock the door.
The next step is to make a hinge to hold the door open, which in turn locks the door and can be used as a key.
The Yale team has developed a smart locking system using the materials they created.
The material was previously only used in electric door locks, but now Yale has designed a new material that they say is even more conductive than traditional carbon nanorods.
Using the material, Yale’s researchers said they were able to make an electric door lock that opens up in seconds.
It was also possible to use the materials to make locks that are made from carbon nanospheres.
This type of material is usually made from silicon.
If the material is used in smart locks the material would have the ability to be used for anything from building security systems to door locks.
But Yale says that the material was already used in door locks before and could be adapted to make more sophisticated locks.
“If you were building a door lock, and you wanted to make it smarter, and if you wanted it to lock more people in, you would have to change the material that you use,” Sharma said.
For more information on the Yale research, visit the Yale Materials Lab website.