What are carbon nanotubes ?

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What are carbon nanotubes ?
« on: 21/09/2016 14:03:38 »
Anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) nano templates can be used to develop carbon nanotubes (CNTs) useful for drug delivery. In particular, microwave-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes may provides new opportunities for neural engineering systems: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-carbon-nanotubes-drug-delivery.html
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Re: What are carbon nanotubes ?
« Reply #2 on: 22/09/2016 13:25:09 »
Could carbon nanotubes be used to deliver quantum dots-dopamine bioconjugates via microwave heating of anodic aluminium oxide nanoparticles ? In other words, could anodic aluminium oxide nanotemplates provides a eletrochemical interface for in vivo synthesis of quantum dots into the microglia ?   

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Re: What are carbon nanotubes ?
« Reply #3 on: 23/09/2016 12:13:43 »
Carbon nanotubes are tubular structure of carbon atoms as shown below. One may notice that each carbon atom forms three bonds instead of the expected four. My guess is electron resonance will form, with the bonds having partial double bond character. This will make the tube strong, while adding potential to the surface. .