Influence of nitriding gases on the growth of boron nitride nanotubes

Yu, Jun, Li, Bill C.P., Zou, Jin and Chen, Ying 2007, Influence of nitriding gases on the growth of boron nitride nanotubes, Journal of materials science, vol. 42, no. 11, pp. 4025-4030, doi: 10.1007/s10853-006-0381-4.

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Title Influence of nitriding gases on the growth of boron nitride nanotubes
Author(s) Yu, Jun
Li, Bill C.P.
Zou, Jin
Chen, YingORCID iD for Chen, Ying
Journal name Journal of materials science
Volume number 42
Issue number 11
Start page 4025
End page 4030
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 0022-2461
Summary Boron nitride (BN) nanotubes of different sizes and tubular structures exhibit very different mechanical and chemical properties, as well as different applications. BN nanotubes of different sizes and nanostructures have been produced in different nitriding gases in a milling and annealing process, in which elemental boron powder was first milled in NH3 for 150 h and subsequently annealed at 1,200 °C for 6 h. The influence of nitriding gases was investigated by using N2, NH3, N2–H2 mixture gases. A relatively slow nitriding reaction in NH3 gas leaded to a 2D growth of BN (002) basal planes and the formation of thin BN nanotubes without the help of metal catalysts. Fast nitriding reactions occurred in N2 or N2–H2 mixture gases, catalyzed by metal particles, resulted in 3D crystal growth and the formation of many large cylindrical and bamboo tubes.
Notes Published online: 31 January 2007
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10853-006-0381-4
Field of Research 100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Springer Science+Business Media
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