Synthesis of boron nitride multi-walled nanotubes by laser ablation technique

V. G. Naumov, F. K. Kosyrev, V. G. Vostrikov, N. R. Arutyunyan, E. D. Obraztsova, V. I. Konov, Hua Jiang, A. Nasibulin, E. Kauppinen

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Carbon nanotubes are known as prospective material for the optoelectronics, vacuum electronics, non-linear optics and for the composite material synthesis. Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) were obtained only recently. It is expected that these nanotubes possess the unique properties. BN is much more chemically inert than carbon. Its oxidation temperature is above 1000°C as the graphite is totally oxidized already at 650°C. BNNTs are wide-gap semiconductors with the 6 eV gap. In case of the introducing of the carbon atoms into the BN nanotube wall its bandgap may be varied in wide range. This property is important for the UV optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1198-1200
Number of pages3
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes


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