bucky·​tube ˈbə-kē-ˌtüb How to pronounce buckytube (audio)
: a nanotube composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of a fullerene

Example Sentences

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, 1 Dec. 2005

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Word History


buckyball + tube

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buckytube was in 1991

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“Buckytube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckytube. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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