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Title: Molecular nanowires of 1 nm diameter from capillary filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Abstract

Molecular nanowires inside single-walled carbon nanotubes are produced by capillary filling. Bismuth was drawn into single-walled carbon nanotubes, where it formed single-crystal nanowires of nanometer dimensions. Metal was introduced in its gas, solution, and solid phases, with the solution phase process the most efficient and versatile method of filling. The majority of fillings are one-dimensional nanowires with high length to diameter ratios. The strong capillary effect in single-walled carbon nanotubes should allow these materials to host a wide variety of nanoscale materials.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
691292
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces, amp Biophysical
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 35; Other Information: PBD: 2 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; TUBES; CARBON; SIZE; DC SYSTEMS; ELECTRODES; CATALYSTS; COBALT; BISMUTH; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS

Citation Formats

Kiang, C.H., Choi, J.S., Tran, T.T., and Bacher, A.D. Molecular nanowires of 1 nm diameter from capillary filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1021/jp991424m.
Kiang, C.H., Choi, J.S., Tran, T.T., & Bacher, A.D. Molecular nanowires of 1 nm diameter from capillary filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes. United States. doi:10.1021/jp991424m.
Kiang, C.H., Choi, J.S., Tran, T.T., and Bacher, A.D. Thu . "Molecular nanowires of 1 nm diameter from capillary filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes". United States. doi:10.1021/jp991424m.
@article{osti_691292,
title = {Molecular nanowires of 1 nm diameter from capillary filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes},
author = {Kiang, C.H. and Choi, J.S. and Tran, T.T. and Bacher, A.D.},
abstractNote = {Molecular nanowires inside single-walled carbon nanotubes are produced by capillary filling. Bismuth was drawn into single-walled carbon nanotubes, where it formed single-crystal nanowires of nanometer dimensions. Metal was introduced in its gas, solution, and solid phases, with the solution phase process the most efficient and versatile method of filling. The majority of fillings are one-dimensional nanowires with high length to diameter ratios. The strong capillary effect in single-walled carbon nanotubes should allow these materials to host a wide variety of nanoscale materials.},
doi = {10.1021/jp991424m},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces, amp Biophysical},
number = 35,
volume = 103,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}