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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 benefits of the carbon nanotube based solar water heaters is the property of carbon nanotubes as a near blackbody absorber, allowing the absorption of >98% of the solar energy [Zhang 2005].
A project at IBM now aims to have an alternative, carbon nanotube transistors, ready to take over from silicon transistors soon after 2020.
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When imaging with nanotube tipped probes, it is common practice to monitor up to three different outputs from the AFM: cantilever deflection, oscillation amplitude [12, 21-26], and/or phase versus the extent of scanner motion [5, 12, 23, 27-30].
if one (single-walled) nanotube is touching six neighbors, the binding energy can be as high as 3000 electron volts, which is the equivalent of almost 1000 carbon-carbon single bonds that you have to break, even though there's no actual bond between the nanotubes--it's just a Van der Waals interaction.
Unlike most materials inventions, which have been developed for specific applications within a given industry (a new alloy grade for metals processing, for example), the carbon nanotube was quickly hailed as a potential replacement or complement for a wide range of well-established commodity products, from the alloys used to strengthen steel to the copper used to carry electric circuit.
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Cylindrical carbon nanotubes are formed on a substrate in a manufacturing process called chemical vapor deposition, in which carbon is supplied in gas form and grows in a nanotube around metallic particles with diameters of a few nanometers, which act as seeds.