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Growth of Single-Crystalline Boron Nanotubes in Cu alloy

Abstract

In this work we report the successful synthesis of single-crystalline boron nanotubes in Cu alloy through a novel and simple direct melt reaction process. The boron nanotubes are perfect single crystals with β-rhombohedral structure whose size can be controlled and changed. The combined results of the experimental campaign and of dynamic simulations allowed to determine that a boron nanotube in Cu alloy can be considered as a crystal skeleton, closely related to the liquid structure and solidification characteristics of the Cu-B alloy, which is significantly affected by the cooling rate and boron concentration. In addition, the stable morphology of boron nanotubes, which minimizes the energy content, is not a round tube but a parallelogram. Boron tubes with large range scale can be prepared in Cu alloys.

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The article was received on 01 May 2017, accepted on 11 Jun 2017 and first published on 12 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00818J
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Growth of Single-Crystalline Boron Nanotubes in Cu alloy

    Y. Wu, Y. Li, H. W. Chen, Z. Sun, N. Wang, J. Qin, H. Li, X. Bian and X. Liu, CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00818J

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