At The Pennsylvania State University we thank the U.S. Department of Energy for support of this project. At the University of Pennsylvania we thank the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation for the support of this project. We thank Dr. Gary L. Wood and Prof. Robert T. Paine at the University of New Mexico for assistance in obtaining DRIFT spectra on the ceramic powders and fibers.
Preparation of Boron-Carbide/Carbon Nanofibers from a Poly(norbornenyldecaborane) Single-Source Precursor via Electrostatic Spinning†
Article first published online: 30 MAR 2005
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Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 859–862, April, 2005
How to Cite
Welna, D. T., Bender, J. D., Wei, X., Sneddon, L. G. and Allcock, H. R. (2005), Preparation of Boron-Carbide/Carbon Nanofibers from a Poly(norbornenyldecaborane) Single-Source Precursor via Electrostatic Spinning. Adv. Mater., 17: 859–862. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401257
- Issue published online: 30 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 30 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 2 AUG 2004
Pyrolysis of poly(norbornenyldecaborane) that has been electrostatically spun provides a route to non-woven mats of boron-carbide/carbon ceramic nanofibers with narrow distributions and controllable dimensions (see Figure). This approach allows the fabrication of composite ceramic fibers with varying composition, which could be tailored to suit specific applications.