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Buckytube

Another name for "nanotube" because they were discovered while making Buckyballs. See nanotube, Buckyball and nanotechnology.
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Further analyses revealed that aggregates of naked buckyballs didn't harm DNA inside the cells, reducing the likelihood that these nanomaterials could be carcinogenic, says team member Christie Sayes.
A team led by Maurizio Prato of the University of Trieste decided to attach a buckyball to a molecule of nicotine.
Last year, Professor Andrew Barron, Ser Cymru chair in engineering at Swansea University, also a chair at Rice University in Texas, found buckyballs gain the ability to capture carbon dioxide when combined with the chemical polyethyleneimine (PEI).
89) All told, Buckyballs sets contained five warnings on the packaging and instructions.
Maxfield & Oberton's troubles started in July 2012, when the CPSC began legal proceedings to ban and recall Buckyballs on the grounds that the toy was dangerous for children.
While the plain and hexa buckyballs showed no damage to cells, the tris
Buckyballs and nanotubes turned out to have some unique properties not found in other forms of carbon.
Looking further into the future, newer nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and buckyballs are the focus of "considerable enthusiasm" and are expected to become more commonplace in the years to come.
A recent Rice University study of buckyballs found that although individual buckyballs do not dissolve well in water, they have a tendency to form aggregates that are both very water-soluble and bacteriocidal, a property that raises strong concerns about ecosystem impacts, because bacteria constitute the bottom of the food chain in many ecosystems.
Specialists distinguish between nanoparticles in general and so-called nanotubes or buckyballs.
If you ask yourself 'to what extent can we extrapolate to the other materials of the same size,' we can't because buckyballs are quite different from nanotubes are quite different from quantum dots are quite different from iron nanoparticles, for instance," says Clayton Teague, director of the U.