Table 1

Partial list of the MWCNTs tested in the tensile-loading experiment [the full list is given online (21)]. Shown are the nanotube number, gauge length, IDs and ODs, force applied at fracture, and the tensile strength calculated for the outermost cylinder. The ID of some of the MWCNTs could not be determined (indicated by dashes). Number 15 was one of only three nanotubes for which the sum of the fragment lengths did not greatly exceed the section length just before breaking.

MWCNT number L0 (μm)ID (nm)OD (nm)F (nN)σs(GPa)