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ABOVE CREDIT MUST BE PRINTED IN FULL *** World's smallest electrical wire. Coloured Atomic Force Micrograph (AFM) tapping-mode image of a carbon nanotube wire (blue) on platinum electrodes (yellow). The nanotube is 1. It was made by firing a laser at a mixture of carbon, nickel and cobalt to make spherical carbon fullerene molecules join together to form a tube. Besides the potential to miniaturise electronic components, the nanotube's small size gives it special properties that could be used to make entirely new devices. Magnification: x120,000 at 5x7cm size.
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