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Nano-sized ingredients are now making a big impact in sport. When added to materials such as carbon fibre, they create lighter, stronger composite materials.

Tennis and golf are leading the way, with nano-composite-enhanced rackets and clubs. And last year, nanotechnology made it onto the winner's podium. Roger Federer won Wimbledon using a racket reinforced with nano-sized
silicon-dioxide crystals incorporated into the frame.



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Silicon-dioxide crystals reinforce the carbon fibre in Roger Federer
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Silicon-dioxide crystals reinforce the carbon fibre in Roger Federer's Wimbledon winning tennis racket.
Images: Wilson Sporting Goods

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