DR KOSTAS KOSTARELOS & DAVID MCCARTHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR KOSTAS KOSTARELOS & DAVID MCCARTHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Carbon nanotubes, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Carbon nanotubes comprise rolled sheets of carbon atoms. They are structurally related to fullerenes, cages of carbon atoms discovered in 1985. The tiny size of the tubes has raised hopes that they may find uses in electrical components far smaller than those currently available. Magnification: x6550 when printed 10cm wide.
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