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Dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes in aqueous solution with the help of ionic surfactants

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posted on 01.05.2009, 00:00 authored by J Yu, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen, B Cheng
We report that ammonium oleate surfactants can help the dispersion of multiwalled boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in water to form a BNNT solution stable for several months, which was due to the non-covalent functionalization of nanotube surfaces. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Photoluminescence (PL) analysis with synchrotron radiation source revealed that this BNNT aqueous solution preserves the intrinsic optical properties of BNNTs. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

History

Journal

Solid state communications

Volume

149

Issue

19-20

Pagination

763 - 766

Publisher

Pergamon

Location

Kidlington, England

ISSN

0038-1098

eISSN

1879-2766

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal