Synthetic routes to nanoscale BxCyNz architectures

Mauricio Terrones, Nicole Grobert, Humberto Terrones

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

159 Scopus citations


BxCyNz nanoscale materials, hybrids of h-BN and graphite, have been recently synthesised using various techniques. Here, we present the latest advances in the synthesis and characterisation of B-C-N nanotubes and nanofibres. In particular, we focus on layered BC2N, BN, BC and CNx systems, reviewing their production methods as well as their structural and electronic properties. These materials may find important applications in the fabrication of nanotransistors, robust nanocomposites, conducting polymers, storage components and field emission sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1665-1684
Number of pages20
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Synthetic routes to nanoscale BxCyNz architectures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this