0713_BREAK [Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs]

The mechanism by which carbon nanotubes break or bend under the influence of bubbles during sonication is the topic of a new paper led by researchers at Rice University. The team found that short nanotubes are drawn end-first into collapsing bubbles, stretching them, while longer ones are more prone to breakage. Courtesy of the Pasquali Lab/Rice University

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