|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Frontiers in Materials Science, Engineering, and Technology: An FMD Symposium in Honor of Sungho Jin
||Catalyzed BNNT Growth on Metallic Substrates
||Vijayesh Kumar, Debrupa Lahiri, Indranil Lahiri
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Being structurally analogous to carbon nanotubes (CNTs), boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have similar properties such as high mechanical strength and chemical resistance. Synthesis of BNNTs is quite challenging due to high temperature growth condition as well as the stoichiometry. Synthesis of nanotubes depends on catalyst, substrate and growth parameters. Selection of suitable catalyst and substrate for growth of BNNTs has been a major challenge in broadening its field of applications. In this reported method, growth of BNNTs was performed directly on conducting substrate, which was anticipated to open various application possibilities for BNNTs, such as electronics, optoelectronics and piezoelectric applications. Tungsten and copper were chosen as substrate and catalyst, respectively. This combination was found to be promising for direct synthesis of multiwall BNNTs (MW-BNNTs) on a conducting substrate.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume