Definition of buckytube in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbʌkɪtjuːb/


Another term for nanotube. buckytubes, they discovered, are stronger than steel, carbon fibres, and even diamonds
More example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bucky|tube

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.