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What are fullerenes?
Materials made from different amounts of carbon that are classed as nano particles.
What is the structure of Fullerenes?
Hexagonal rings of carbon atoms
What are carbon nanotubes?
A fullerene formed from the formation of graphite layers rolled into tubes.
One of the strongest fibres known to mankind.
Very good electrical conductors
Why are carbon nanotubes so strong?
Due to strong covalent bonds between the atoms
Uses of carbon Nanotubes
Atomic force microscope
What is graphene?
Similar to the structure of one layer of graphite
A singular layer of carbon atoms
Properties of graphene
Thinnest material known
Lightest material known
Strongest material known
Best conductor of heat at room temp known
Best conductor of Electricity known
Uses of graphene
Rust prevention paints
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