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January 29th, 2003

Surfactant curtails nanotube clumping in water

Abstract:
Scientists have long touted carbon nanotubes as a futuristic means of delivering drugs, fortifying brittle materials and conducting current in miniaturized circuits. But attempts to introduce actual nanotubes into these roles have often been stopped in their tracks by the slender filaments' stubborn and unhelpful tendency to clump together in solution.

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