11. Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes for Engineering Applications

  1. William M. Mullins,
  2. Andrew Wereszczak and
  3. Egar Lara-Curzio
  1. Janet Hurst1,
  2. David Hull1 and
  3. Daniel Gorican2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291375.ch11

Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 8

Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 8

How to Cite

Hurst, J., Hull, D. and Gorican, D. (2008) Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes for Engineering Applications, in Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 8 (eds W. M. Mullins, A. Wereszczak and E. Lara-Curzio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291375.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    NASA Glenn Research Center 21000 Brookpark Rd Cleveland, Ohio 44135

  2. 2

    QSS Group, 21000, Brook park Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080511

Online ISBN: 9780470291375

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Keywords:

  • potentially;
  • nanotubes;
  • nitride;
  • electronic;
  • oxidation

Summary

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT) are of significant interest to the scientific and technical communities for many of the same reasons that carbon nanotubes (CNT) have attracted wide attention. Both materials have potentially unique and important properties for structural and electronic applications. However of even more consequence than their similarities may be the complementary differences between carbon and boron nitride nanotubes. While BNNT possess a very high modulus similar to CNT, they also possess superior chemical and thermal stability. Additionally, BNNT have more uniform electronic properties, with a uniform band gap of 5.5 eV while CNT vary from semi-conductive to highly conductive behavior.