buckytube
noun Etymology: buckyball + tube Date: 1991 a nanotube composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of a fullerene

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buckytube — /ˈbʌkiˌtjub/ (say bukee.tyoohb) noun → nanotube. Also, Buckytube. {bucky(ball) + (nano)tube} …   Australian English dictionary

  • buckytube — noun a nanotube …   Wiktionary

  • buckytube — bucky·tube …   English syllables

  • buckytube — buck•y•tube [[t]bʌkiˌtub[/t]] [[t] ˌtyub[/t]] n. nanotube • Etymology: [1990 95; bucky(ball)+ tube ] …   From formal English to slang

  • buckytube — ˌt(y)üb noun Etymology: bucky (as in buckyball herein) + tube (I) : a microscopic hollow cylinder composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of fullerenes …   Useful english dictionary

  • nanotube — noun Date: 1992 a microscopic tube whose diameter is measured in nanometers; especially one of pure carbon ; buckytube …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Allotropes of carbon — Eight allotropes of carbon: a) Diamond, b) Graphite, c) Lonsdaleite, d) C60 (Buckminsterfullerene or buckyball), e) C540, f) C70, g) Amorphous carbon, and h) single walled carbon nanotube or buckytube. This is a list of the allotropes of carb …   Wikipedia

  • nanotube — noun A carbon molecule, in the shape of a tube, having a fullerene structure and a diameter of about 1 or 2 nanometers. Syn: buckytube, carbon nanotube …   Wiktionary

  • carbon nanotube — noun Any nanostructure, a member of the fullerene family, having graphene layers wrapped into perfect cylinders. Syn: buckytube …   Wiktionary

  • na|no|tube — «NAN oh TOOB, TYOOB, NAN uh », noun. a microscopic tubular structure; a single molecule of carbon in this form; buckytube: »Cylindrical molecules of carbon known as nanotubes are the strongest material known. (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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