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Nanotube structure. Computer artwork of the structure of a cylindrical nanotube. This molecule is a type of fullerene, a structural type (allotrope) of carbon. Its carbon atoms are arranged in a structure consisting of interlinking hexagonal and pentagonal rings. Theoretically, a wide range of shapes can be engineered at the molecular level using fullerenes. Such structures could have a wide range of technological and medical uses.
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