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Direct imaging of carbon nanotubes spontaneously filled with solvent

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Abstract

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.

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The article was received on 16 Sep 2010, accepted on 03 Nov 2010 and first published on 23 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03915B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1228-1230
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    Direct imaging of carbon nanotubes spontaneously filled with solvent

    M. J. Green, C. C. Young, A. N. G. Parra-Vasquez, M. Majumder, V. Juloori, N. Behabtu, C. L. Pint, J. Schmidt, E. Kesselman, R. H. Hauge, Y. Cohen, Y. Talmon and M. Pasquali, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1228
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03915B

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