IEC/PAS 62565-2-1:2011(E) establishes a blank detail specification for the essential electrical properties and certain other common characteristics including dimensional, structural and mechanical properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes. It provides a standardized format for detail specifications characterising essential basic properties of single-wall nanotubes and recommends measurement methods. Single-wall carbon nanotubes with a chemical modification, dispersed into a solvent or grown on a substrate are included. A PAS is a technical specification not fulfilling the requirements for a standard, but made available to the public. Following publication of this PAS, which is a pre-standard publication, the technical committee concerned may transform it into an International Standard.