buckytube

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buckytube (ˈbʌkɪˌtjuːb)
 
n
informal a tube of carbon atoms structurally similar to buckminsterfullerene

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Main Entry:  buckytube
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in nanotechnology, a long, cylindrical carbon structure consisting of hexagonal graphite molecules attached at the edges and which has superior tensile strength; also called nanotube
Etymology:  nanotube developed from fullerene, conceived by R. Buckminster Fuller, nicknamed 'Bucky'
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