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Pure boron nitride nanowires produced from boron triiodide

journal contribution
posted on 14.02.2006, 00:00 authored by Y Chen, H Zhang, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
A thick layer of pure boron nitride (BN) nanowires with a uniform diameter of 20 nm was synthesized for the first time using a CVD process with a new precursor of boron triiodide (BI3). Transmission electron microscopy revealed a nanocrystalline structure in the BN nanowires and the absence of any catalyst particle. Some BN nanowires self-assembled into thick threads up to several hundred micrometres long on top of the nanowire layer. The nitriding reactions and lack of catalyst suggest new formation mechanisms of the BN nanowires.

History

Journal

Nanotechnology

Volume

17

Issue

3

Pagination

786 - 789

Publisher

Institute of Physics Publishing

Location

London, England

ISSN

0957-4484

eISSN

1361-6528

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, IOP Publishing Ltd