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Boron nitride nanotubes : pronounced resistance to oxidation

Chen, Ying, Zou, Jin, Campbell, Stewart J. and La Caer, Gerard 2004, Boron nitride nanotubes : pronounced resistance to oxidation, Applied physics letters, vol. 84, no. 13, pp. 2430-2432.

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Title Boron nitride nanotubes : pronounced resistance to oxidation
Author(s) Chen, Ying
Zou, Jin
Campbell, Stewart J.
La Caer, Gerard
Journal name Applied physics letters
Volume number 84
Issue number 13
Start page 2430
End page 2432
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2004-03-29
ISSN 0003-6951
1077-3118
Summary Boron nitride (BN) nanotubes have the same nanostructure as carbon nanotubes but are found to exhibit significant resistance to oxidation at high temperatures. Our systematic study has revealed that BN nanotubes are stable at 700 °C in air and that some thin nanotubes (diameter less than 20 nm) with perfect multiwalled cylindrical structure can survive up to 900 °C. Thermogravimetric analysis reveals an onset temperature for oxidation of BN nanotubes of 800 °C compared with only 400 °C for carbon nanotubes under the same conditions. This more pronounced resistance of BN nanotubes to oxidation is inherited from the hexagonal BN and also depends on the nanocrystalline structure. This high level of resistance to oxidation allows promising BN nanotube applications at
high temperatures
Notes This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Chen, Ying, Jin, Zhou, Campbell, Stewart J. and La Caer, Gerard 2007-03-29, Boron nitride nanotubes : pronounced resistance to oxidation, Applied physics letters, vol. 84, no. 13, pp. 2430-2432, and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1667278.
Language eng
Field of Research 100708 Nanomaterials
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2004, American Institute of Physics
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016452

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