zigzag nanotube

zigzag nanotube

[‚zig‚zag ′nan·ō‚tüb]
(physical chemistry)
A carbon nanotube formed from a graphite sheet that is rolled up so that it has a zigzag edge.
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An armchair ribbon can be thought of as essentially an unrolled zigzag nanotube.
Figure 5 shows the calculated force-strain relationships for armchair and zigzag nanotube fibers.
Same as the Young's moduli [16], the in-plane stiffness for both armchair and zigzag nanotubes decrease with decreasing tube diameter and approach the predicted graphite value when the tube diameter is increased.