chiral nanotube

chiral nanotube

[‚kī·rəl ′nan·ō‚tüb]
(physical chemistry)
A carbon nanotube formed from a graphite sheet that is rolled up so that the succession of hexagons of carbon atoms on a particular cylinder makes an angle with the axis of the nanotube.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus the vectors (0,n) and (m,0) denote zig-zag nanotubes, the vectors (m,m) or (n,n) denote armchair nanotubes and all other vectors correspond to chiral nanotubes.