carbon nanotube

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carbon nanotube

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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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It is fibrous aggregates composed of radially-assembled graphene-based single-walled nanotubules, named here as fibrous aggregates of single-walled carbon nanohorns, whose structure resembles that of a round brush.
Anodic oxidation allows formation of regular arrays of oxide nanotubes and nanotubules which can be utilized for tighter adhesion of hydroxy apatite coating to the titanium and it also provides very important specific area for reactive nucleation of calcium phosphate [110].
1995, "Catalytic production and purification of nanotubules having fullerene-scale diameters.