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Boron–carbon nanotubes from the pyrolysis of C2H2–B2H6 mixtures

Satishkumar, B. C. and Govindaraj, A and Harikumar, H. R. and Zhang, Jin-Ping and Cheetham , A. K. and Rao, C. N. R. (1999) Boron–carbon nanotubes from the pyrolysis of C2H2–B2H6 mixtures. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 300 (3-4). pp. 473-477.

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Abstract

Boron-doped carbon nanotubes have been prepared by the pyrolysis of acetylene–diborane mixtures in a stream of helium and hydrogen. The nanotubes so obtained have compositions around C35B. The presence of boron favours nanotube formation and the boron content does not vary with the depth. Considering that the nitrogen-doped nanotubes, reported recently (Chem. Phys. Lett. 287 (1997) 671) have the average composition C35N, it may be possible to use a combination of these p-type and n-type nanotubes for certain applications.

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:4200
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 05:28
Last Modified:03 Apr 2009 12:15

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