The Young’s Modulus of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were discovered in 1952, but their exciting properties have been brought to the attention of the scientific community only recently. CNTs, which can be thought of as rolled up sheets of graphene, can be classified into three categories based on the edge pattern: armchair, zigzag, and chiral. Many unique properties are demonstrated by CNTs, including variable conductibility and extreme stiffness. These and other properties have led to a host of proposed applications, but problems with the production and characterization of CNTs are preventing many from coming to fruition.
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