Nanomesh and Nanofibres:
This term covers CNT's (see above), and as described here, the other "nanoscale fibers" referred to as
"polymeric" (made from polymers).
Currently used in air and liquid filtration applications.
Using a process called "electrospinning" - or e-spin - a polymer
"mesh" is formed into a nanofiber membrane,
with 150 - 200 nm diameters. Some have been made since 1970, but were not
called "nano" until recently. One potential use is "to prevent
body tissues from sticking together as they heal. It also breaks down in the
body over time like biodegradable sutures." , which makes it a surgical
material for the 21st Century. Other uses include biomedical devices,
and dust collecting systems.