bucky·​tube | \ ˈbə-kē-ˌtüb How to pronounce buckytube (audio) , -ˌtyüb \

Definition of buckytube

: a nanotube composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of a fullerene

Examples of buckytube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the University of Texas, Dallas, professor Ray Baughman is growing buckytube forests by vapor deposition, then gathering them into a strip of fiber held together by van der Waals forces. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Dawn of the Carbon Age," 1 Dec. 2005

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First Known Use of buckytube

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buckytube

buckyball + tube

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“Buckytube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckytube. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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