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Materials

TWISTED BY DESIGN

Helical nanotubes show potential for use in molecular electronics

by Bethany Halford
June 7, 2004 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 82, ISSUE 23

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Schematic illustration (below) and transmission electron micrograph (left) of the supramolecular helix and nanotube. Polar solvents—like the THF/water mixture that this TEM sample was prepared in—can prevent the helix from curling tightly into the tube structure.
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Schematic illustration (below) and transmission electron micrograph (left) of the supramolecular helix and nanotube. Polar solvents—like the THF/water mixture that this TEM sample was prepared in—can prevent the helix from curling tightly into the tube structure.
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Credit: Adapted From Science
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Credit: Adapted From Science

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TWISTER Schematic illustration (below) and transmission electron micrograph (left) of the supramolecular helix and nanotube. Polar solvents—like the THF/water mixture that this TEM sample was prepared in—can prevent the helix from curling tightly into the tube structure.

© SCIENCE 2004

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