Direct imaging of carbon nanotubes spontaneously filled with solvent. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Green, M. J., Young, C. C., Parra-Vasquez, A., Majumder, M., Juloori, V., Behabtu, N., ... Pasquali, M.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 2011