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Fullerene Nanotubes: C1,000,000 and Beyond

Some unusual new molecules—long, hollow fibers with tantalizing electronic and mechanical properties—have joined diamonds and graphite in the carbon family

Boris Yakobson, Richard Smalley

Acknowledgments

One of the authors (Yakobson) is grateful to the Wright Laboratory Materials Directorate and NASA Ames Center for their support. Work at Rice University was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. Both authors thank numerous colleagues for their contributions.

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