We present in situ monitoring of water filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes at room temperature, using Xray scattering. A systematic method is developed to determine the water radial density profile. Water filling is homogeneous below about 5% in mass, whereas it structures into three layers above. These results should motivate further theoretical and simulations studies and allow getting a better understanding of the very peculiar properties of water confined in hydrophobic environment.

X-ray Scattering Determination of the Structure of Water during Carbon Nanotube Filling

ORECCHINI, Andrea;
2013

Abstract

We present in situ monitoring of water filling of single-walled carbon nanotubes at room temperature, using Xray scattering. A systematic method is developed to determine the water radial density profile. Water filling is homogeneous below about 5% in mass, whereas it structures into three layers above. These results should motivate further theoretical and simulations studies and allow getting a better understanding of the very peculiar properties of water confined in hydrophobic environment.
2013
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