Structurally pure carbon nanotubes synthesized

August 8, 2014 7:24 AM

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For more than two decades carbon nanotubes have captured the minds of researchers because of their fascinating mechanical, thermal and electronic properties. These tubes could help create much smaller electronic and electro-optical components with much more efficiency and faster switching times. The prospect of these future advancements, the practical utility of such structures as well as their fundamental academic value has made them the paragon of nano-materials.

Single wall carbon nano-fibers are considered quantum structures with a diameter of around one nanometre. Extremely minor structural changes like a difference in the alignment of their atomic lettuce can result in surprisingly varying characteristics. One SWCNT may be metallic while the other may tu...

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