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B–C–N, C–N and B–N nanotubes produced by the pyrolysis of precursor molecules over Co catalysts

Sen, Rahul and Satishkumar, B. C. and Govindaraj, Achutharao and Harikumar, K. R. and Raina, Gargi and Zhang, Jin-Ping and Cheetham, A. K. and Rao, C. N. R. (1998) B–C–N, C–N and B–N nanotubes produced by the pyrolysis of precursor molecules over Co catalysts. CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 287 (5-6). pp. 671-676.

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Abstract

B–C–N, C–N and B–N nanotubes, prepared by the pyrolysis of the appropriate precursor compounds around 1000C in an atmosphere of argon, have been examined by electron microscopy and other techniques. The compositions of the nanotubes have been analysed by electron energy loss spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. There is significant compositional variation in B–C–N and C–N nanotubes. Properties of the B–C–N and C–N nanotubes have been compared with those of carbon nanotubes, particularly with respect to the I–V characteristics as obtained from UHV–STM studies. The near absence of B–N nanotubes on pyrolysing the appropriate precursor compound, and other observations made in the present study, indicate the crucial role played by carbon in the initial nucleation and growth of nanotubes.

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:4404
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 11:16
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 12:00

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