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The opening and filling of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWTs)


Single walled nanotubes (SWTs) can be selectively opened and filled using wet chemistry techniques; treatment of the carbon nanomaterials with concentrated HCl apparently leads to the selective opening of the SWTs at their tips; foreign materials can then be deposited inside the resulting cavities in a similar fashion to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWTs); the filling of SWTs with small spherical crystals and, additionally, preferentially orientated and elongated single crystals of Ru metal is described; the selective opening of SWTs was inferred from these observations.

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Chem. Commun., 1998, 347-348
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The opening and filling of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWTs)

J. Sloan, J. Hammer, M. Zwiefka-Sibley, M. L. H. Green and J. Sloan, Chem. Commun., 1998, 347
DOI: 10.1039/A707632K

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