Definition of buckytube
: a nanotube composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of a fullerene
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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.
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Origin and Etymology of buckytube
buckyball + tube
First Known Use: 1991See Words from the same year
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