Fullerene pipes

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Single-wall fullerene nanotubes were converted from nearly endless, highly tangled ropes into short, open-ended pipes that behave as individual macromolecules. Raw nanotube material was purified in large batches, and the ropes were cut into 100- to 300-nanometer lengths. The resulting pieces formed a stable colloidal suspension in water with the help of surfactants. These suspensions permit a variety of manipulations, such as sorting by length, derivatization, and tethering to gold surfaces.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, J; Rinzler, AG; Dai, H; Hafner, JH; Bradley, RK; Boul, PJ; Lu, A; Iverson, T; Shelimov, K; Huffman, CB; Rodriguez-Macias, F; Shon, YS; Lee, TR; Colbert, DT; Smalley, RE

Published Date

  • May 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 280 / 5367

Start / End Page

  • 1253 - 1256

PubMed ID

  • 9596576

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.280.5367.1253


  • eng