Bundle of Tiny Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes in various configurations are shown sprouting from nanoscopic holes. The high density of the crystal-like carbon nanotubes allows them to conduct electricity nearly as well as copper, potentially making them viable as connections in ultra-large scale integrated computer circuits. The carbon nanotubes below are shown at varying scales. 

Crystal-like carbon nanotubes could serve as wiring for future computers.

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Reporters may freely use any of these images. Credit format: Image courtesy of Jean Dijon, CEA/ Liten/ DTNM (2011).