Long wavelength emissions of periodic yard-glass shaped boron nitride nanotubes

Chen, Zhi-Gang, Zou, Jin, Liu, Gang, Li, Feng, Cheng, Hui-Ming, Sekiguchi, Takashi, Gu, Min, Yao, Xiang-Dong, Wang, Lian-Zhou and Lu, Gao Qing (2009) Long wavelength emissions of periodic yard-glass shaped boron nitride nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 94 2: 023105.1-023105.3. doi:10.1063/1.3069278

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Author Chen, Zhi-Gang
Zou, Jin
Liu, Gang
Li, Feng
Cheng, Hui-Ming
Sekiguchi, Takashi
Gu, Min
Yao, Xiang-Dong
Wang, Lian-Zhou
Lu, Gao Qing
Title Long wavelength emissions of periodic yard-glass shaped boron nitride nanotubes
Journal name Applied Physics Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-6951
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1063/1.3069278
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 94
Issue 2
Start page 023105.1
End page 023105.3
Total pages 3
Place of publication College Park, MD, United States
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Language eng
Subject C1
091203 Compound Semiconductors
091205 Functional Materials
100708 Nanomaterials
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Abstract Extraordinary and stable long wavelength emission (centered at ~685 nm) from the yard-glass shaped boron nitride nanotubes (YG-BNNTs) was observed in their cathodoluminescence and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The mechanism for this near-red light emission at ~685 nm is attributed to the periodical nature of the BNNT units with regular lattice defects. The visible-light emission from YG-BNNTs indicates that this material has great potential for applications as nano-optical and/or nano-optoelectronic devices in nanoscale surgery and spectroscopy.
Keyword Boron compounds
Defect states
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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