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Dynamic shell buckling of SWCNT - Shell buckling of a (10,10) SWCNT in water. As structural instability sets in, a pair of dimples first form across the diameter of the nanotube within a few picoseconds. The sidewall collapses inwards at these dimple sites, creating a second pair of dimples perpendicular to these folded regions some distances away. In this fashion, alternate orthogonal folds are formed near the centre of the nanotube.