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Carbon nanotube - Wikipedia
The shortest carbon nanotube can be considered to be the organic compound cycloparaphenylene, which was synthesized in 2008 by Ramesh Jasti.[21] Other small molecule carbon nanotubes have been synthesized since.[22]

Cycloparaphenylene - Wikipedia
In 1934 by V. C. Parekh and P. C. Guha described the first published attempt to synthesize a cycloparaphenylene, specifically [2]CPP. They connected two aromatic rings with a sulfide bridge, and hoped that removal of the latter would yield the desired compound. However, the attempt failed as the compound would have been far too strained to exist under anything but extreme conditions.[3]

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Gao's prototype saliva sensor uses copper nanomaterials which are anchored on a base strip made of graphene sheet. Graphene is an inexpensive carbon material that generally does not react with other compounds. "Graphene strips are thin and flexible just like paper, so you can deposit the materials on the top and it's still flexible," says Gao. "It's a promising substrate in biosensors."

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Differentiation Practice Megathread

This is a set of extra differentiation practice exercises I offer to my students each term. Feel free to discuss and even your own attempts at answers.

For an extra fun challenge, look at item 100 :slashersmile:.

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The faster-than-fast Fourier transform
“In nature, most of the normal signals are sparse,” says Dina Katabi, one of the developers of the new algorithm. Consider, for instance, a recording of a piece of chamber music: The composite signal consists of only a few instruments each playing only one note at a time. A recording, on the other hand, of all possible instruments each playing all possible notes at once wouldn’t be sparse — but neither would it be a signal that anyone cares about.

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