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nanotube

a carbon molecule that resembles a chicken wire-linked cylinder
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nan·o·tube

 (năn′ə-to͞ob′, -tyo͞ob′)
n.
A hollow cylindrical or toroidal tube measuring nanometers in diameter, composed of atoms of a single element, typically carbon.
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nanotube

(ˈnænəʊˌtjuːb)
n
(General Physics) a cylindrical nanoparticle, esp a carbon molecule
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nan•o•tube

(ˈnæn əˌtub, -ˌtyub, ˈneɪ nə-)
n.
a fullerene having a tubular form.
[1990–95]
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nan·o·tube

(năn′ə-to͞ob′)
A type of carbon molecule in which the carbon atoms form a cylindrical or donut-like shape.
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Noun1.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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The high-rate lithium storage capability of the nanocomposites might be explained by the special structure: (I) the ultrathin nanosheets entail a high effective electrolyte/electrode contact area and a short solid-state diffusion length of [Li.sup.+] ions; (II) the mesopores enable fast ionic transport throughout the electrode; (III) the hierarchical structure is beneficial for the stability of the electrode; (IV) the polythiophene "nanopaint" not only enhances the electrical conductivity but also acts as a buffer layer for the large volume change and drastic structural or textural alterations during charge/discharge cycling [73].
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Nanopaint, by contrast, contains inorganic silicon particles that are bound together by organic polymers.