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Nanotube growth by surface diffusion
journal contributionposted on 1999-12-06, 00:00 authored by L T Chadderton, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
Nanotubes and other nanoclusters of both carbon and boron nitride are controllably grown by simple surface self diffusion, both homogenously and heterogeneously, following a mechanical ball-milling preparative stage. Brief comparisons are drawn with the nucleation and growth of nanostructures during ionizing irradiations of varying degree on graphite and molybdenite target surfaces.