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December 21st, 2007

Capped carbon nanotubes as chemical couriers

Abstract:
US scientists have reported a mild new method for trapping liquids and nanoparticles inside carbon nanotubes.

Alexander Yarin's team at the University of Illinois at Chicago, US, have developed a room-temperature method to fill carbon nanotubes with liquids.

The filling of carbon nanotubes with aqueous solutions can have biomedical uses, as Yarin explained, 'Nanotubes with diameters of the order of 100 nm are possible drug carriers, which can deliver biological payloads to a certain location, such as a tumour.'

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