Critical capillary absorption of current-melted silver nanodroplets into multiwalled carbon nanotubes

Yen Song Chen, Yuan Chih Chang, Shau Chieh Wang, Li Ying Chen, Der Hsien Lien, Lih Juann Chen, Chia Seng Chang*

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Abstract

Capillarity phenomena at the nanometer scale are investigated by real-time experiments. The capillary absorption of a molten Ag droplet can occur only when the ratio of the droplet's size Di to the inner diameter D t of a multiwalled carbon nanotube (CNT) goes below a critical value, and this value decreases as the CNT's inner diameter reduces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2158-2162
Number of pages5
JournalSmall
Volume8
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2012

Keywords

  • capillary absorption
  • carbon nanotubes
  • nanodroplets
  • silver
  • transmission electron microscopy

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