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  • n. Plural form of buckytube.


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  • Buckyjunk refers to future, difficult-to-recycle consumer waste made of carbon nanotubes (aka buckytubes, based on buckyballs or buckminsterfullerene).

    Zach Klein Universal Feed

  • Both it and its descendants, so-called buckytubes, which are cylindrical molecules made of pure carbon, are still much admired, but they have not yet lived up to their promise.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Carbon nanotubes (aka: "buckytubes") are an allotrope of a carbon molecule which have cylindrical nanostructures.


  • Carbon nanotubes are sometimes called "buckytubes" because their ends, when closed, take the form of soccer ball-shaped carbon-60 molecules known as buckminsterfullerines, or

    Media Newswire

  • But it also led to the discovery of the nanotubes or the buckytubes.

    Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

  • All that suggests that someday buckytubes may be the "nanofingers" used to control teenyweeny devices; their conductivity also means they may become molecular wires, leading to a new generation of computers.

    Get Ready For Nanotechnology

  • No one knew about buckyballs or buckytubes until he came along.

    Get Ready For Nanotechnology

  • Even so, buckytubes represent a far cry from the self-replicating assemblers necessary in Drexlerland.

    Get Ready For Nanotechnology

  • Besides, these wacky buckyballs or buckytubes, it depends are easier too remember this way, I think.

    Bucky returns, in paper form « Boy Genius Report


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