The Unique Properties of carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are generally regarded as the single hardest materials known to man. A single walled nanotube is able to withstand a pressure that amounts to 24 GPa. It can withstand this pressure without having any kind of deformity and without seeming like it is being affected in anyway. Nanotubes are also known to have kinetic properties that make them get nested with each other. There is an outstanding telescoping property that they tend to display with time and this usually involves sliding of the inner core nanotube. This sliding occurs with very little or no friction at all and usually leads to rotational bearing.
When dealing with carbon nanotubes it is very vital to know that their electrical properties are very unique. The nanotube structure usually has an effect on the electrical properties of graphene owing to its electronic structure that is quite unique. There are however a number of exceptions in the general rule regarding the electrical properties of these nanotubes. Some superconductivity properties have also been registered with some of these nanotubes and although there are several other experiments that disagree with this assertion, these reports continue to create a stir among experts.
The thermal properties of carbon nanotubes are quite unique too because these nanotubes are mostly expected to have good conduction. Ballistic conduction is actually a property that is shown by the nanotubes as they go about their thermal conduction. Another vital issue in the properties of these nanotubes is the issue of toxicity. When dealing with nanotechnology, many experts have raised several questions about the toxicity of the nanotubes. This study and research is still in its early stages and there is quite a lot criticism still going on. It is expected that over the years the results will help to give experts a little more understanding of how these nanotubes deal with the question of toxicity.