carbon nanotube

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carbon nanotube

n.
The most common form of nanotube, composed entirely of carbon atoms or cylindrical fullerenes, with numerous applications in nanotechnology.
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Noun1.carbon nanotube - a fullerene molecule having a cylindrical or toroidal shape
fullerene - a form of carbon having a large molecule consisting of an empty cage of sixty or more carbon atoms
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Dai, Functionalization and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes, Carbon Nanotechnology, Elsevier, edited by L.
Kotaki, Wang, and He have developed a conductive material consisting of a curable liquid thermosetting resin mixed with conductive nanofibers such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, metallic nanofibers, or nonconductive nanofibers with an electrically conductive coating, plus a particulate filler.