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Using Vectors to Construct Carbon Nanotubes


High-school chemistry, physics, and mathematics students

Time Frame

Set-up: 10 minutes
Activity: 55 minutes
Clean-up: 5 minutes


After completing the activity, students will be able to:
1. identify and name the three types of carbon nanotubes; and
2. add vectors tail to head to determine the circumference of a carbon nanotube

Module "Using Vectors to Construct Carbon Nanotubes"

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These modules have been created by Ann Pumper, Bruce Swanson, Jeremiah Neubert, Cindy Widstrand, and Arthur Ellis. Funding for this project has been made possible through the National Science Foundation's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center's Research Experience for Teachers program and the GK-12/K-Through-Infinity Professional Development program.