Synthesis of boron nanowires, nanotubes, and nanosheets

Rajen B. Patel, Tsengming Chou, Zafar Iqbal

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Abstract

The synthesis of boron nanowires, nanotubes, and nanosheets using a thermal vapor deposition process is reported. This work confirms previous research and provides a new method capable of synthesizing boron nanomaterials. The materials were made by using various combinations of MgB Mg(BH MCM-41, NiB, and Fe wire. Unlike previously reported methods, a nanoparticle catalyst and a silicate substrate are not required for synthesis. Two types of boron nanowires, boron nanotubes, and boron nanosheets were made. Their morphology and chemical composition were determined through the use of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and electron energy loss spectroscopy. These boron-based materials have potential for electronic and hydrogen storage applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number243925
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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