Luo, Lijie and Mo, Libin and Tong, Zhangfa and Chen, Yongjun (2009) Facile Synthesis of Ternary Boron Carbonitride Nanotubes. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (8). pp. 834-838.
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In this study, a novel and facile approach for the synthesis of ternary boron carbonitride (BâCâN) nanotubes was reported. Growth occurred by heating simple starting materials of boron powder, zinc oxide powder, and ethanol absolute at 1150Â Â°C under a mixture gas flow of nitrogen and hydrogen. As substrate, commercial stainless steel foil with a typical thickness of 0.05Â mm played an additional role of catalyst during the growth of nanotubes. The nanotubes were characterized by SEM, TEM, EDX, and EELS. The results indicate that the synthesized BâCâN nanotubes exhibit a bamboo-like morphology and B, C, and N elements are homogeneously distributed in the nanotubes. A catalyzed vaporâliquidâsolid (VLS) mechanism was proposed for the growth of the nanotubes.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||B–C–N nanotubes - Synthesis - Stainless steel foil - Characterization - VLS model|
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools|
|Deposited On:||27 Jul 2009 17:18|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2009 17:18|
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