Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University
Caption: The blue lines here represent carbon nanotubes, while the gray background represents the elastic substrate. In the top image, there is considerable overlap of the nanotubes. In the middle image, the substrate has been stretched, creating some separation of the nanotubes. In the bottom image, the substrate is relaxed, and the nanotubes have buckled into squiggly lines on a flat surface.
Credit: Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University
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