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Yap: Harnessing the Divas of the Nanoworld


January 14, 2010

carpets of boron nitride nanotubes Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins. Full Story

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