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Rare-earth doped boron nitride nanotubes
journal contributionposted on 15.05.2008, 00:00 authored by H Chen, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen, Y Liu, H Zhang, C P Li, Z Liu, S P Ringer, J S Williams
The rare-earth element europium has been doped into the skeleton of BN nanotubes (BNNTs) up to 0.5 at.%. The doing and synthesis processes have been systematically studied. The Eu-doping greatly increases the nanotube formation yield. The successful synthesis of Eu-doped BNNTs not only facilitates the exploration of the genuine structure but also presents a fascinating potential in creating new physical properties of BNNTs for various practical applications.