Becky Cook's jmol testpage #4

Here are two single-walled carbon nanotubes with arm-chair (as opposed to zig-zag) chirality. The small one's size and structure is chosen so that it can be seamlessly capped by half of a buckyball. What's the difference in radius between inner and outer tubes?

When a 2-wall internally-capped tube model is constructed, we'll compare it to the image below of a 15-wall nanotube with a 6-wall internal closure:

The above image is tiny part of a much larger image of multi-walled carbon nanotubes lying like straight sticks of uncooked spaghetti after falling out of the box into a pot on the stove.

For more nano-tube and nano-cone models, check out Steffen Weber's jnanotube applet.
Skip to model five here.