New direction in nanotube science

M. Terrones, A. Jorio, M. Endo, A. M. Rao, Y. A. Kim, T. Hayashi, H. Terrones, J. C. Charlier, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus

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The latest advances in the production and state-of-the art characterization of B- and N-doped carbon nanotubes (CNT) and nanofibers are discussed. Different approaches for producing doped nano-systems are briefly discussed. The use of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS), Raman spectroscopy, and allied techniques to characterize doped nano-systems is reviewed. The field emission properties as well as some applications to the fabrication of polymer composites, Li + batteries and gas sensors are also discussed. CNTs doped with B or N exhibit electronic, chemical, and mechanical properties that are not found in their pure carbon counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-45
Number of pages16
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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