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June 8th, 2005

'Smoking' grass leads to nanotubes

Abstract:
Researchers at Northeast Normal University in China have made multiwalled carbon nanotubes by heating grass in the presence of oxygen. The resulting tubes had diameters of 30-50 nm.

"We think it is a novel and 'green' approach - from grass to carbon nanotubes," Enbo Wang told nanotechweb.org. "Using renewable natural products as the carbon source and the participation of oxygen, a benign oxidation reagent, offer numerous benefits ranging from environmental safety to further exploitation of existing farm and natural produce."

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