Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Copper Catalyzed Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanotubes on Tungsten Substrate

Abstract

Synthesis of carbon nanotube (CNTs) was a revolutionary step in the field of nanotechnology. Being structurally analogous to CNTs, boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are also of high interest, specifically for their high mechanical strength and chemical resistance. Compared to CNTs, synthesis of BNNTs is quite challenging due to the issues related to maintenance of stoichiometry and high temperature growth conditions. Catalyst and suitable substrate selection is a major challenge for growth of BNNTs. Here we report a novel catalytic growth process of BNNTs, in which copper nanoparticles were chosen as catalyst and tungsten as the substrate. This combination was found to be promising for direct synthesis of multiwall BNNTs (MW-BNNTs) on a conducting substrate. This method opens up doors for direct application of BNNTs in the field of electronics, optoelectronics and piezoelectric devices.

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 16 Dec 2017, accepted on 30 Mar 2018 and first published on 03 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE02174G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
  •   Request permissions

    Copper Catalyzed Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanotubes on Tungsten Substrate

    V. Kumar, P. C. Maity, D. Lahiri and I. Lahiri, CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE02174G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements