Sunday, July 8, 2007

the branched carbon nanotube -or- Y-tube

Today I built a branched nanotube while I mull over the C60 pump.

Branched nanotubes are the product of introducing titanium/iron catalyst particles during tube synthesis. These particles cause the tubes to branch out. Of course there is a lot of research being conducted in applying branched nanotubes in molecular electronics and such. Here is a short article that explains more. I am sure you will notice that the article does not contain interesting/pretty graphics like the two above.

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