1. A Nanotube Page Peter J. F. Harris http://www.rdg.ac.uk/~scsharip/tubes.htm
2. Principles of Modern Chemistry David W. Oxtoby, H.P. Gillis, and Norman H. Nactrieb, Fort Worth: Saunders College Publishing, 1999
3. http://ncl.ox.ac.uk/icl/images/opentubes.jpeg
4. The Nanotube Site David Tománek. As of 11-8-99 http://www.pa.msu.edu/cmp/csc/nanotube.html
5. "Bucky-Shuttle" Memory Device: Synthetic Approach and Molecular Dynamics Simulations Young-Kyun Kwon, David Tománek, and Sumio Iikima, PHys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1470 (1999)
6. Laboratory for the Study of Novel Carbon Materials, as of 10-15-98 http://bucky5.wustl.edu/
7. North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials, as of 7-13-99 http://www.physics.unc.edu/~zhou/muri/research.html
8. Richard E Smalley's Homepage http://cnst.rice.edu/reshome.html
9. Carbon Nanotubes as Molecular Quantum Wires by Cees Dekker, published in Physics Today, May 1999, 22-28
10. Carbon Nanotubes by Thomas Ebbson, published in Physics Today, June 1996, 26-32
11. D.H. Robertson: Selected Research Topics http://www.chem.iupui.edu/Research/Robertson/Robertson.html
12. Music: The Boom Boom Satellites http://www.boomboomsatellites.com/
13. Sounds: Flash 4 Sound Library http://www.macromedia.com/

For excellent movies about Carbon nanotubes, see Dr. David Tománek's CSC Site at http://www.pa.msu.edu/cmp/csc/simindex.html

For additional images, see Richard Smalley's Image Gallery at http://cnst.rice.edu/pics.html

All graphics original by Thomas Adams unless otherwise credited

buckyball: a molecule made from carbon arranged into a ball shape. The full name of this molecule is "buckmisterfullerene." It is made from sixty carbon atoms bounded together in the same shape as a soccer ball.

carbon nanotube: a molecule made from carbon atoms connected into a tube and sealed at both ends by a structure that is like half of a buckyball. The tubes may be as long as a few millimeters. Also called "buckeytubes."

chirality: the "twist" of a nanotube, measured by the length of two vectors. Each vector passes perpendicularly through the hexagons that make up a nanotube, in two different directions from a single point. If the path of these hexagons does not go around the nanotube, but can be followed straight along the length of a tube, the chirality is (10,10). The chirality is important for determining whether the nanotube is metallic or semiconducting.

current density: amount of electrical current per cross-sectional area of wire.

metallic: a substance that has, among other things, a good ability to conduct electricity. Contrast semiconducting.

nano: any device measured in the scale of nanometers.

semiconducting: conducts electricity when a certain energy level is reached.

superconducting: conducts electricity without resistance and is impenetrable by a magnetic field.

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