Microtubes on YouTube

Our second research article went live yesterday evening – this one about how you can grow microtubes from polyoxometalate crystals. You can control the direction in which the tubes grow and also how big their diameters are – and to show they are structurally sound, you can flow fluorescent dye through them.

Lee Cronin and colleagues have put up a video on YouTube showing how the tubes can be grown – have a look if you get the chance… there are also a collection of videos associated with the paper as part of the Supplementary Information.


Stuart Cantrill (Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry)