Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Nanotubes: not as perfect as one might like

December 12th, 2005

Nanotubes: not as perfect as one might like

Richard Jones: Carbon nanotubes are often imagined to be structures of great perfection and regularity, but the reality is that, like virtually all materials we encounter, they will have defects - places where there’s a mistake in the crystal structure, like a missing atom or a wrongly connected bond. Defects are tremendously important in materials science, because they’re what stop materials from being anything like as strong as you would estimate they ought to be from a simple calculation. A recent paper in Nature Materials provides what is, I think, the first accurate measurement of defect densities in single walled carbon nanotubes.

Soft Machines

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Researchers from Deakin and Drexel develop super-absorbent material to soak up oil spills November 30th, 2015

RAMAN Spectrometry Makes Characterization of Various Nanostructures Possible November 28th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Present Graphic Model for Interaction of Anti-HIV Drug, HIV Virus November 20th, 2015

A simple, rapid test to help ensure safer meat November 19th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic