Boron nitride nanotubes

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

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Abstract

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
JournalScience
Volume269
Issue number5226
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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    Chopra, N. G., Luyken, R. J., Cherrey, K., Crespi, V. H., Cohen, M. L., Louie, S. G., & Zettl, A. (1995). Boron nitride nanotubes. Science, 269(5226), 966-967. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.269.5226.966