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carbon nanotubes

Single- or multilayer nanotubes composed of cylindrical graphene sheets of bonded carbon atoms, and closed at either end with caps containing pentagonal rings. These nanotubes are single molecules typically measuring a few nanometers in diameter and several microns in length.
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  • carbon nano tubes
  • carbon nanotubules
  • carbon nanoscale tubes
  • carbon nano-sized tubes
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