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Facile Synthesis of Ternary Boron Carbonitride Nanotubes

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 (B–C–N) nanotubes was reported. Growth occurred by heating simple starting materials of boron powder, zinc oxide powder, and ethanol absolute at 1150 °C under a mixture gas flow of nitrogen and hydrogen. As substrate, commercial stainless steel foil with a typical thickness of 0.05 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 B–C–N nanotubes exhibit a bamboo-like morphology and B, C, and N elements are homogeneously distributed in the nanotubes. A catalyzed vapor–liquid–solid (VLS) mechanism was proposed for the growth of the nanotubes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:B–C–N nanotubes - Synthesis - Stainless steel foil - Characterization - VLS model
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6526
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:27 Jul 2009 17:18
Last Modified:27 Jul 2009 17:18

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