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buckytube Line breaks: bucky|tube
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkɪtjuːb/

Definition of buckytube in English:


Another term for nanotube. buckytubes, they discovered, are stronger than steel, carbon fibres, and even diamonds
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  • The interactions of the lipid molecules with the nanotube may be classified as hydrophobic and hydrogen-bondlike.
  • A carbon nanotube is a single molecule that's about 500 times narrower than the silicon used in today's processor and is about 10 atoms across.
  • The reaction to attach them to carbon nanotubes involves a ring-closure between atoms in the ‘anchor’ and two carbon atoms of the nanotube.


1990s: blend of buckminsterfullerene and tube.

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