Encapsulated nanograms of copper iodide have been sequentially discharged from individual carbon nanotubes. Using a high resolution electron microscope equipped with a two-terminal electrical measurements unit, it was possible to manipulate the filling contents with precisions of a few attograms at a time. Changes in electrical resistance and filling ratio were followed in tandem and in real-time. It is shown that the pulsed release of the halide is directly related to the overall conductance of the filled nanotube.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering