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Boron nitride nanotubes and nanowires

Deepak, FL and Vinod, CP and Mukhopadhyay, K and Govindaraj, A and Rao, CNR (2002) Boron nitride nanotubes and nanowires. In: 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. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Physics Letters
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 05:26
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39022

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