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Indian Journal of Physics

, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp 209–216 | Cite as

A comprehensive study of boron nitride nanotubes multiple synthesis from a single precursor

  • P. AhmadEmail author
  • M. U. Khandaker
  • Y. M. Amin
Original paper

Abstract

Importance of boron nitride nanotubes due to its applications in the fields of biomedical, microelectronic mechanical systems and solid state neutron detectors has greatly increased the demand for high quality and large scale synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes. The idea of using a single precursor for multiple synthesis has been utilized and boron nitride nanotubes are synthesized from fresh as well as residual material left after first and second experimental runs. For the first time, experimental results are characterized and analyzed for their size, morphology and quality of the final product. Results thus obtained are likely to be steps toward the high yield and large scale synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes.

Keywords

BNNTs CNTs Residual materials Synthesis 

PACS No.

81.07.De 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are extremely grateful to Prof. Dr. Norani Muti Mohamed, Director of COINN and MOR Nanotechnology, University of Technology PETRONAS Malaysia for providing Lab and characterization facilities. We are also grateful to Skim Bright Spark Program, University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpure Malaysia for providing funds and facilities for our research work.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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