8Copyright ORNL. See Materials by Computational Design and Atomistic Simulations. This figure presents a visualization of a nanohydraulic piston. The model consists of a Carbon nanotube (blue), Helium atoms (green), and a "Buckyball" molecule. It is used to explore the stability of the system.
9'Buckyaspirin' - an aspirin molecule attached to a Buckyball 'Buckyaspirin' - an aspirin molecule attached to a Buckyball. An orbital localized on the phenyl ring is displayed. Calculation performed with Materials Studio's VAMP. Zöld: szén, piros: oxigén, fehér: hidrogén
37„ŰRLIFT”The Fountains of Paradiseby Arthur C. ClarkeSci-Fi (1979)
38Carbon nanotubes have strength many times that of steel yet have only one sixth the weight. Some scientists are now suggesting a “space elevator” could be built, a vast nanotube cable extending into space, along which spacecraft of the future could pull themselves into orbit.