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Nanotubes unzipped

Nanotubes are single sheets of graphite rolled up into a cylinder. But no one thought that nanotubes could be cut along their axis and flattened out to make such sheets. Until now.

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Figure 1: Methods for unzipping carbon nanotubes.

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Terrones, M. Nanotubes unzipped. Nature 458, 845–846 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458845a

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