It was reported by New Scientist.
Miniature spheres consisting of 60 carbon atoms in the form of a soccer ball tend to be stable. The scientist from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense Vitaly Chaban and his colleagues suggest, however, that if you add the ingredients used in conventional explosives, such as nitrates, you can form microscopic-bomb-sized spheres.
The researchers modeled a nanobomb of 12 nitrate molecules added to the surface of the sphere. Nitrate molecules draw electrons of carbon atoms, which created additional energy required for ignition. When the bomb explodes, it should reach a temperature of almost 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit within a billionth of a second.
Science is already using nanotubes to light a laser for cancer cells destroying. Miniature bombs can be used to fight viruses and bacteria.
It is to be recalled, this is not the first invention of the nanoparticles. Before it, Garrison Bespoke Company proposed to create men's jackets that hide body armors inside it. Several layers of material based on carbon nanotubes are used in the jacket lining. Such a protective jacket is much easier and more effective protection against bullets than ordinary kevlar. It was reported that this jacket stopped Colt 45 and 9 caliber bullets, and protected from other bumps.