Definitions for "Carbon nanotube"
cylinders as small as 1 nm in diameter grown from fullerenes to resemble a rolled-up sheet of graphite; exhibits desirable semiconductor characteristic such as ballistic electron transport, plus is structurally 100 times stronger than steel of the same weight
A cylinder-shaped structure resembling a rolled-up sheet of graphite that can be a conductor or semiconductor depending on the alignment of its carbon atoms. It is 100 times stronger than steel of the same weight, although due to high fabrication costs, widespread commercial use is still distant.
a cylindrical tube composed of carbon atoms
a fullerene molecule having a cylindirical or toroidal shape
an ordered molecule of pure carbon
a tubular structure that has become a major focus of nanomaterials research because it displays a variety of exciting properties for creating nanoscale, low power consumption electronic devices