Definition of buckytube in English:

buckytube

noun

Chemistry
  • ‘buckytubes, they discovered, are stronger than steel, carbon fibres, and even diamonds’
    another term for nanotube
    • ‘The buckytube was accidentally discovered in the resultant soot left behind from an electrical discharge between two carbon electrodes.’
    • ‘Another technology that the author has been promoting for a long time is what he calls ‘buckytubes,’ but is better known as carbon nanotubes.’
    • ‘His impact shroud wouldn't do him much good, even if it is made of woven buckytubes.’
    • ‘Sometimes called ‘buckytubes,’ carbon nanotubes' properties were first studied by Japanese researchers in the early 1990s.’
    • ‘Buckytubes self-assemble into ‘ropes’ of tens to hundreds of aligned tubes, running side by side, branching and recombining.’

Origin

1990s: blend of buckminsterfullerene and tube.

Pronunciation

buckytube

/ˈbʌkɪtjuːb/