nanotube

noun
nano·​tube | \ ˈna-nə-ˌtüb How to pronounce nanotube (audio) , ˈna-nō- \

Definition of nanotube

: a microscopic tube whose diameter is measured in nanometers especially : one of pure carbon : buckytube

Examples of nanotube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each nanotube is only a few atoms across and about as long as a strand of hair is wide. Max G. Levy, Wired, "Researchers Levitated a Small Tray Using Nothing but Light," 12 Feb. 2021 Separately, Sonderman said production remained steady through the pandemic for SkyWater’s two existing clean rooms as well as a new nanotube manufacturing process. Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune, "Minnesota chipmaker SkyWater finishes addition construction, equipment going in sooner than planned," 8 Sep. 2020 Scientists have captured video of a pair of rhenium atoms breaking apart and bonding again in a carbon nanotube. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Watch First-Ever Footage of Atoms Forming and Breaking Bonds," 22 Jan. 2020 Razavi’s Texas Heart team and colleagues at Rice University devised sutures made from carbon nanotubes, fibers that conduct electricity twice as well as the copper found in almost all wiring. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "MIT’s Koch Institute wins STAT Madness with technology to see tiny ovarian tumors," 6 Apr. 2020 The cathode of our biofuel cell is composed of a mesh of carbon nanotubes decorated with nanoparticles containing platinum and cobalt. Wei Gao, The Conversation, "A smart second skin gets all the power it needs from sweat," 22 Apr. 2020 The nanotubes are 1 nanometer in diameter — far thinner than a human hair — and are injected 24 hours before surgery. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "MIT’s Koch Institute wins STAT Madness with technology to see tiny ovarian tumors," 6 Apr. 2020 An article at DefenseOne describes how scientists are working with carbon nanotubes to solve the heat issue. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How Nanotech Will Help the U.S. Military Reach Mach 5," 19 Nov. 2019 One class of complex molecules that could prove easier to make with electricity is carbon nanotubes. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?," 19 Sep. 2019

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1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Nanotube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nanotube. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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nanotube

noun
nano·​tube | \ -ˌt(y)üb How to pronounce nanotube (audio) \

Medical Definition of nanotube

: a microscopic tube whose diameter is measured in nanometers

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