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24.1 Insulated Nanowires
Scientists have been able to make carbon nanotubes that have a sheath.
These structures are 100,000 times thinner than a human hair.
In 1991, scientists discovered carbon nanotubes, the long, thin, hollow cylinders of carbon atoms.
Scientists discovered in the late 1990s that they could make similar tubes.
Boron nitride has the same number of electrons as carbon, and each unit has eight electrons, just like carbon.
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