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Carbon Nanotubes

Brussels, Belgium

April 25-26, 2006
The Royal Crown Hotel
Brussels, Belgium

Carbon nanotubes are long cylindrical carbon structures made up of hexagonal graphite molecules attached at the edges. Normally, graphite is built up of a honeycomb sheet structure of carbon atoms that are strong and stable in themselves but lack cohesion with adjoining sheets. By rolling these sheets into tubes on the nano scale, carbon nanotubes can achieve spectacular strength they are 100 times the strength of steel at one sixth the weight.

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