Rice Theorists Show How to Grow Pure Nanotubes with Single Chirality

Similar to a giraffe reaching upward for leaves on a tall tree, causing carbon nanotubes to stretch for food as they grow may result in a long-sought revolution.

There are dozens of varieties of nanotubes, each with a characteristic diameter and structural twist, or chiral angle. Carbon nanotubes are grown on catalytic particles using batch production…

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