0615_DEFECT-graphic [In nanotube growth, errors are not an option]

Defects in nanotubes heal very quickly in a very small zone at or near the iron catalyst before they ever get into the tube wall, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tsinghua University. Courtesy of Feng Ding/Rice/Hong Kong Polytechnic

About Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.