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Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes by boron ink annealing

Li, Lu Hua; Chen, Ying; Glushenkov, Alexey M


Ball-milling and annealing is one effective method for the mass production of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). We report that the method has been modified to a boron (B) ink annealing method. In this new process, the nanosize ball-milled B particles are mixed with metal nitrate in ethanol to form an ink-like solution, and then the ink is annealed in nitrogen-containing gas to form nanotubes. The new method greatly enhances the yield of BNNTs, giving a higher density of nanotubes. These...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/10/105601


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