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Substitutional Doping of Carbon Nanotubes with Heteroatoms and Their Chemical Applications

Authors

  • Dr. Yexin Zhang,

    1. Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 519 Zhuangshi Road, 315201 Ningbo (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jian Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 519 Zhuangshi Road, 315201 Ningbo (P.R. China)
    • Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 519 Zhuangshi Road, 315201 Ningbo (P.R. China)

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  • Prof. Dr. Dang Sheng Su

    1. Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, 110016 Shenyang (P.R. China)
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Abstract

The electronic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be tuned by substitutional doping with heteroatoms (mainly B and N) to expand the applications of CNTs. Based on the comprehensive understanding of the substitutional doping of CNTs, it should be possible to deliberately design doped CNTs for specific purposes. Thus, relevant experimental and theoretical works are reviewed herein in an attempt to correlate the synthetic methods, electronic properties, and applications of heteroatom-doped CNTs. The distribution and arrangement of heteroatoms in the graphitic lattice of CNTs can be modulated through the choice of synthetic conditions, which would further lead to different electronic properties of CNTs for their chemical applications.

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