New scientific discoveries are prevalent in the new age of modern technology and advancements. The latest of these developments can be seen in a discovery made by the researchers at the Aalto University located in Finland, as they identified new ways to produce quantities of single-walled carbon nanotubes, and be able to do so in different colors. Whereas having been generally black or grey in nature, the new method allows for carbon nanotubes to be better studied.

Key Takeaways:

  • Modern touch-screen devices and other forms of electronics make regular use of one-walled carbon nanotubes.
  • These nanotubes are actually sheets of graphene, with a thickness of about 1 atom.
  • The rolled-up graphene sheets come in an array of sizes and shapes but have been largely monochromatic black, or dark grey, until recently.

“A method developed at Aalto University, Finland, can produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow.”

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Carbon Nanotube Molecular Models

Carbon nanotube molecular models come in a variety of of kits. Here are the ones Indigo offers:

  1. Molymod carbon nanotube molecular model. Large 23mm diameter atoms.
  2. Minit nanotube molecular models. 1200 atoms for chiral, zig zag & armchair.
  3. Orbit carbon nanotube model. Same style as Minit but larger atom.
  4. Orbit multiwalled carbon nanotube molecular model. 3 layers in 3 colors.
  5. Orbit graphene sheet model. Glow in the dark!
  6. Minit carbon allotrope models. Nanotube, buckyball, graphite;  5 in all.
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