Shear induced formation of carbon and boron nitride nano-scrolls.

Examples of such materials are carbon nanotubes (illustrated at right) or fullerenes, several strong covalent ceramics such as silicon carbide, silicon nitride, and boron nitride, and a few very stiff ionic ceramics such as sapphire (monocrystalline aluminum oxide) that can be covalently bonded to pure covalent structures such as diamond.

966-967 ()The successful synthesis of pure boron nitride (BN) nanotubes isreported here.

Introduction Since Rubio theoretically predicated the existence of the stable boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in 1994 [],BNNTs have attracted extensive attention because of their superior mechanical properties,excellent thermal stability and chemical stability,which make them a promising candidate in a wide range of applications [-].


Synthesis of boron nitride in tubular form.

Eu-doped boron nitride nanotubes as a nanometersized visible-light source.

and and and (2009)Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes by an oxide-assisted chemical method. Journal of Nanoparticle Research , 12 (7). pp. 2405-2413. ISSN 1388-0764