Lookup NU author(s): Aumber Abbas
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© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have attracted extensive research attention due to their intriguing properties and promising applications. However, the fundamental issue regarding the introduction of oxygen and carbon impurities into the final product remains a challenge. Herein, we utilized a novel precursor consisting of oxygen and carbon dual-free reactants (MgF2, NH4Cl, and B) for the synthesis of pure BNNTs. The MgCl2 intermediate species of magnesium acts as a catalyst, which prevents the oxidization of the product and has been proved to be the key factor for pure BNNTs growth.
Author(s): Abbas S, Abbas A, Huang Y, Lin J, Liu Z, Fang Y, Tang C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: RSC Advances
Online publication date: 23/01/2018
Acceptance date: 18/12/2017
Date deposited: 12/02/2018
ISSN (print): 2046-2069
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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