Direct imaging of carbon nanotubes spontaneously filled with solvent

Micah Green, Colin Young, A Nicholas Parra-Vasquez, Mainak Majumder, Varun Juloori, Natnael Behabtu, Cary Pint, Judith Schmidt, Ellina Kesselman, Robert Hauge, Yachin Cohen, Yeshayahu Talmon, Matteo Pasquali

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For the first time, cryo-TEM imaging is used to directly show spontaneous filling of carbon nanotubes immersed in a solvent in the native state at ambient conditions. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes are dissolved in chlorosulfonic acid, and the high contrast between the acid and the carbon shows the difference between filled and unfilled nanotubes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1228 - 1230
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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