Balloon Materials
by Kay Balloonawala

Ms. Kay Balloonawala rendered various molecules and materials in balloon forms.


February 20, 2021
Carbon Nanotube

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  • carbon = red
Carbon nanotubes are tubes made of carbon with diameters typically measured in nanometers. (There are one billion nanometers in a meter.) Single-wall carbon nanotubes can be idealized as cutouts from a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms rolled up to form a hollow cylinder. Carbon nanotubes can exhibit remarkable electrical conductivity, while others are semiconductors. (Semiconductors are the basis of all modern-day electronics) They also have exceptional tensile strength and thermal conductivity, because of their nanostructure and strength of the bonds between carbon atoms.

There are a variety of carbon nanotube structures. This particular carbon nanotube has a chirality (n,m) = (12,0).

The carbon nanotube structure was generated at TubeGen Online.



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