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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering