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