- Hyphenation: na‧no‧tu‧be
nanotube (plural nanotubes)
- (chemistry) Shortening of carbon nanotube; A carbon molecule, in the shape of a tube, having a fullerene structure and a diameter of about 1 or 2 nanometers.
- any nanotech tubular structure with a characteristic diameter measured in a few nanometres, such as titanium nanotubes
A carbon molecule, in the shape of a tube
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