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An Effective Approach to grow Boron Nitride Nanowires directly on Stainless-steel Substrates

Chen, Yong; Chi, Bo; Mahon, Denise C; Chen, Ying

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When growing one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials via the vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) model, the substrates usually need to be coated with a layer of catalyst film. In this study, however, an effective approach for the synthesis of boron nitride (BN) nanowires directly onto commercial stainless-steel foils has been demonstrated. Growth occurs by heating boron and zinc oxide (ZnO) powders at 1100 °C under a mixture of nitrogen and hydrogen gas flow (200mlmin-1). The stainless-steel foils played an...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorChen, Yong
dc.contributor.authorChi, Bo
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Denise C
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ying
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:03:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0957-4484
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/85103
dc.description.abstractWhen growing one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials via the vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) model, the substrates usually need to be coated with a layer of catalyst film. In this study, however, an effective approach for the synthesis of boron nitride (BN) nanowires directly onto commercial stainless-steel foils has been demonstrated. Growth occurs by heating boron and zinc oxide (ZnO) powders at 1100 °C under a mixture of nitrogen and hydrogen gas flow (200mlmin-1). The stainless-steel foils played an additional role of catalyst besides substrate during the VLS growth of these BN nanowires. The as-synthesized nanowires emit strong photoluminescence (PL) bands at 515, 535 and 728nm. In addition, we found that the gas flow rate and the hydrogen content in the gas mixture strongly affected the diameter and yield of the nanowires by changing the relative concentration of the nanowire growth species in the chamber.
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.sourceNanotechnology
dc.subjectKeywords: Boron compounds; Catalysts; Photoluminescence; Stainless steel; Substrates; Synthesis (chemical); Zinc oxide; Catalyst film; Nanowire growth species; Vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) model; Nanostructured materials
dc.titleAn Effective Approach to grow Boron Nitride Nanowires directly on Stainless-steel Substrates
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume17
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor100799 - Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor020406 - Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub13312
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChen, Yong, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChi, Bo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
local.contributor.affiliationMahon, Denise C, University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationChen, Ying, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage2942
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage2946
local.identifier.doi10.1088/0957-4484/17/12/020
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T07:51:53Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33746612475
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