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Title: A path for synthesis of boron-nitride nanostructures in volume of arc plasma

Abstract

We find a possible channel for direct nanosynthesis of boron-nitride (BN) nanostructures, including growth of BN nanotubes from a mixture of BN diatomic molecules by quantum–classical molecular dynamics simulations. No catalyst or boron nanoparticle is needed for this synthesis, however the conditions for the synthesis of each of the nanostructures, such as temperature and flux of the BN feedstock are identified and are compatible with the conditions in an electric arc at high pressure. We also find that BN nanostructures can be synthetized by feeding a boron nanoparticle by BN diatomic molecules, however if hydrogen rich molecules like NH3 or HBNH are used as a feedstock, two-dimensional nanoflake stable structures are formed.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Inst. for Advanced Computational Science and Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565600
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nanotechnology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0957-4484
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Science & Technology - Other Topics; Materials Science; Physics

Citation Formats

Han, Longtao, and Krstić, Predrag. A path for synthesis of boron-nitride nanostructures in volume of arc plasma. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/aa5653.
Han, Longtao, & Krstić, Predrag. A path for synthesis of boron-nitride nanostructures in volume of arc plasma. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/aa5653.
Han, Longtao, and Krstić, Predrag. Thu . "A path for synthesis of boron-nitride nanostructures in volume of arc plasma". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/aa5653.
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author = {Han, Longtao and Krstić, Predrag},
abstractNote = {We find a possible channel for direct nanosynthesis of boron-nitride (BN) nanostructures, including growth of BN nanotubes from a mixture of BN diatomic molecules by quantum–classical molecular dynamics simulations. No catalyst or boron nanoparticle is needed for this synthesis, however the conditions for the synthesis of each of the nanostructures, such as temperature and flux of the BN feedstock are identified and are compatible with the conditions in an electric arc at high pressure. We also find that BN nanostructures can be synthetized by feeding a boron nanoparticle by BN diatomic molecules, however if hydrogen rich molecules like NH3 or HBNH are used as a feedstock, two-dimensional nanoflake stable structures are formed.},
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journal = {Nanotechnology},
issn = {0957-4484},
number = 7,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
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