The growth of nanophases in the clean room inside single-wall carbon nanotubes

H. Kuzmany, R. Pfeiffer, F. Simon

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The interior of single-wall carbon nanotubes is studied by filling fullerenes into the one-dimensional nanospace inside the tubes using different filling methods. Filling from solution is demonstrated as efficient as filling from the vapor phase. Evidence for successful filling comes from a transformation of the encapsulated carbon atoms to a secondary tube centered inside the primary tube. Isotope-labeled fullerenes are used to disentangle the Raman response from the two shells in double-wall carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2005



  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nano-clean room
  • Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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