Boron nitride nanotubes

Nasreen G. Chopra, R. J. Luyken, K. Cherrey, Vincent H. Crespi, Marvin L. Cohen, Steven G. Louie, A. Zettl

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The successful synthesis of pure boron nitride (BN) nanotubes is reported here. Multiwalled tubes with inner diameters on the order of 1 to 3 nanometers and with lengths up to 200 nanometers were produced in a carbon-free plasma discharge between a BN-packed tungsten rod and a cooled copper electrode. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy on individual tubes yielded B:N ratios of approximately 1, which is consistent with theoretical predictions of stable BN tube structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-967
Number of pages2
Issue number5226
StatePublished - 1995

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