Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes by an oxide-assisted chemical method

Singhal, SK, Srivastava, AK, Gupta, AK and Chen, ZG (2010) Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes by an oxide-assisted chemical method. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 7: 2405-2413. doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9799-3

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Author Singhal, SK
Srivastava, AK
Gupta, AK
Chen, ZG
Title Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes by an oxide-assisted chemical method
Journal name Journal of Nanoparticle Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1388-0764
Publication date 2010-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11051-009-9799-3
Volume 12
Issue 7
Start page 2405
End page 2413
Total pages 9
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We report a new method for the synthesis of boron nitride (BN) nanotubes employing a twostep process in which some oxides have found to catalyze the growth of BN nanotubes. In the first step, a precursor containing B-N-O-Fe/Mg was prepared by ball milling a mixture of B, B2O3, Fe 2O3 and MgO (1:7:2:1 mass ratio) in NH3 for 3 h. BN nanotubes (diameter: 20-100 nm) were grown in the second step from this precursor by isothermal annealing at 1,350 °C in NH3 for about 4 h. XRD, SEM and HR-TEM studies elucidated the spindle-like morphology of these nanotubes of hexagonal crystal structure. The Raman spectrum showed the peak broadening and shifts to higher frequency. The present method showed that some oxides assisted the growth of BN nanotubes. A possible reaction mechanism on the formation of BN nanotubes in the presence of these oxides is discussed. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
Keyword Boron nitride
Electron microscopy
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 19 November 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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