Adding boron to carbon nanotubes creates twisty, magnetic sponge.
Jul 24 2012 - 5:00pm
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- Carbon nanotube - A material made from extremely thin carbon tubes, thousands of times narrower than the width of a human hair.
- Boron - The fifth-lightest chemical element, made from naturally occurring nuclear fission from cosmic rays, and found naturally in compounds in the Earth's crust.
- Lipophilic - A chemical structure that is attracted to oil, is able to be combined with oil and/or can be dissolved in oil.