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C H E M I S T R Y Nanotubes in a Flash--Ignition
 

Summary: C H E M I S T R Y
Nanotubes in a Flash--Ignition
and Reconstruction
P. M. Ajayan,1
* M. Terrones,2,3
* A. de la Guardia,1
V. Huc,4
N. Grobert,3
B. Q. Wei,1
H. Lezec,4
G. Ramanath,1
*
T. W. Ebbesen4
*
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)
exhibit a range of unusual mechanical and
electronic properties because of their unique
structure and dimensions. Here we report an-
other unusual property. We accidentally dis-
covered that SWNTs ignite when exposed to

  

Source: Ajayan, Pulickel M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University

 

Collections: Materials Science