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Rare-earth doped boron nitride nanotubes

Chen, Hua; Chen, Ying; Liu, Yun; Zhang, Hong-Zhou; Li, Chi; Liu, Zongwen; Ringer, Simon Peter; Williams, James


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.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Materials Science and Engineering B
DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2007.07.064


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