ALPHABET 2 (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University scientists used a picoindenter to measure the stiffness of junctions in a nanotube "alphabet." They determined its letters handle strain to varying degrees depending on their form. Credit Evgeni Penev/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.