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New Method for Constructing Nanomaterials based on Computer Simulation Developed

A multinational research team has developed a method for making nanomaterials based on computer simulations. The scientists from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Harvard University found that long and narrow graphene nanoribbons can be rolled into carbon nanotubes by means of twisting. They say this method can be used for making a wide variety of unique nano-structures including those in which the tubes encapsulate molecules. Typically, nanomaterials are made by growing a structure atom by atom. The researchers claim their method can be used with various materials, not only carbon. The full results were published in Physical Review B and will be presented in March at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston.  (EurekAlert)(American Physical Society)(Academy of Finland)(Physical Review B)

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