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Carbon Nanotubes 1

Nanotubes can grow on graphite in an unruly mass according to "space's recipe." The overlapping segments on a single nanotube are a telltale sign of the cup-stacked structure.

 

Image credit: Yuki Kimura, Tohoku University

 

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www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/metal-free-nanotu...

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Taken on February 16, 2010