Carbon nanotubes, called CNTs or bucky tubes (see buckminsterfullerene), are tubes of pure carbon a few nanometers in diameter and up to 2 cm long. They can be single-walled or multi-walled (tubes within tubes); electrically conducting or semiconducting; stronger than steel; tougher than Kevlar; and fireproof.
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