March 6, 2000
Michigan State University
Nanotubes, once considered the waste material that sat at the bottom of chambers used for making bucky balls, are being looked at with newfound respect by physicists, electrical engineers, and computer and materials scientists.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Remember the bucky ball? The carbon-based molecular structure that gained fame in K--12 classrooms everywhere. The problem was, as much as Tom Brokaw and Bill Nye sang its praises, no one could really tell what the bucky ball could be used for. We're still trying to figure it out, in fact.
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