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"Oh, they've encased him in carbonite. He should be quite well protected, if he survived the freezing process, that is."
C-3PO's observation of Han Solo being frozen in carbonite[1]

Carbon-freezing was the process by which liquid carbonite was flash-frozen into a solid state, encasing materials for transport in a strong metal alloy.[2] Such materials could even include sentient beings.

During the process, highly pressurized gases such as tibanna were designed to be safely encased by the solidified carbonite.[3][4]


Captain Rex undergoing carbon freezing

During the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker came up with the idea to be frozen in carbonite to avoid being detected by the the battle droid's scanners of Lola Sayu's blockade and the Citadel, which ultimately led to the Battle of Lola Sayu.[5]

During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire froze a giant kyber crystal.[6]

Later, Han Solo was frozen in carbonite on Cloud City.[1] The freezing process resulted in hibernation sickness, causing temporary blindness.[7] Princess Leia Organa and several other residents of Cloud City under went carbon-freezing by the Imperial Garrison under Captain Tanch.[8][9]

Surat Nuat had an office desk made with the frozen block of his brother.[10] The bounty hunter, Din Djarin, would carbon-freeze several of his bounties aboard his ship, the Razor Crest.[11]

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