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

Yu, Jun X; Chen, Ying; Cheng, Bing-Ming


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.

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Solid State Communications
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2009.03.001


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