Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 2004


Copyright Materials Research Society. Reprinted from MRS Bulletin, Volume 29, Issue 4, April 2004, pages 265-271.
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The imaging and characterization of individual molecules and atomically thin, effectively one-dimensional crystals of rock salt and other halides encapsulated within single-walled carbon nanotubes are reviewed in this article. These species were imaged by conventional and super-resolved high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and by scanning tunneling microscopy, revealing the detailed atomic structure of these nanoscopic species.


carbon nanotubes, crystal growth, fullerenes, nanocomposites, scanning tunneling microscopy, transmission electron microscopy



Date Posted: 26 October 2004

This document has been peer reviewed.