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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2011