Drawing nanostructures with povray

 

Sometime ago I discovered povray, a ray tracing program which generates stunning three-dimensional graphics. I used it to draw nanostructures and in particular nanotubes in different configurations, hereafter the plots and the corresponding scripts:
3tubes

From left to right:
1) illuminated nanotube, STM_tips.pov
2) gated nanotube, gated_tube.pov
3) nanotube and STM tip, light_tube.pov

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