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A solid-state process for formation of boron nitride nanotubes

Chen, Ying; Chadderton, Lewis; Fitz Gerald, John; Williams, James S


The formation of boron nitride (BN) nanotubes via a solid-state process is demonstrated. The nanotubes are produced by first ball-milling hexagonal BN powder to generate highly disordered or amorphous nanostructures, followed by annealing at temperatures up to 1300 °C. The annealing leads to the nucleation and growth of hexagonal BN nanotubes of both cylindrical and bamboo-like morphology. Unlike previous mechanisms for nanotube formation, the reordering and solid-state growth process of our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999-05-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters 74.20 (1999): 2960-2962


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