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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
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