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Boron nitride nanotubes and nanowires

Deepak, F. Leonard and Vinod, C. P. and Mukhopadhyay, K and Govindaraj , Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2002) Boron nitride nanotubes and nanowires. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 353 (5-6). pp. 345-352.

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Simple methods of preparing boron nitride nanotubes and nanowires have been investigated. The methods involve heating boric acid with activated carbon, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, catalytic iron particles or a mixture of activated carbon and iron particles, in the presence of NH3. While with activated carbon, boron nitride nanowires constitute the primary product, high yields of clean boron nitride nanotubes are obtained with multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Aligned boron nitride nanotubes are produced when aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes are employed as the starting material suggesting the templating role of the nanotubes. Boron nitride nanotubes with different structures have been obtained by reacting boric acid with NH3 in the presence of a mixture of activated carbon and Fe particles.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3950
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 04:16
Last Modified:06 Apr 2009 14:14

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