|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Frontiers in Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology: An FMD Symposium in Honor of Sungho Jin
||Boron-Filled Hybrid Carbon Nanotubes
||Rajen Patel, Alokik Kanwal, Tseng-Ming Chou, Joseph Lefebvre, Frank Owens, David Apigo, Zafar Iqbal
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A new type of nanostructure synthesized using a one-step chemical vapor deposition process will be discussed, a boron-filled hybrid carbon nanotube (BHCNT). The method of synthesis of these structures is a modification of a technique successfully used to grow pure boron nanowires. The product of this reaction, when imaged by electron microscopy, was found to be a core-shell hybrid nanotube, where the interior of the structure consists of a boron nanowire and the exterior is essentially a distorted multiwalled carbon nanotube (CNT). Practically, BHCNTs have some important differences from CNTs. They are highly insulating, making them suitable for applications where that is a requirement. BHCNTs are also up to 31% stiffer and 233% stronger than CNTs and maintain superior mechanical properties at elevated temperatures. Due to their unique properties and structure, BHCNTs are a significant advance in the field of nanocarbon science and engineering.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume