Re: bucky tubes
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 22:52:59 EST

<< What's a bucky tube? :) Did you get any answers to your email? >>


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>>>>Equally promising is the potential of so-called bucky tubes elongated
pipelines of hexagonal carbon faces capped at both ends with the requisite 12 pentagons needed for curvature. Physicist Roger Bacon first observed these unusual 'carbon whiskers' in the 1960s, but it was Sumio Iijima in Japan who first appreciated their significance Carbon nanotubes are predicted to be stronger than any known material (even diamond), with potential applications in numerous nanoscale architectures such as in microelectronics.<<<<<