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Title: Efficient boron nitride nanotube formation via combined laser-gas flow levitation

Abstract

A process for producing boron nitride nanotubes and/or boron-carbon-nitrogen nanotubes of the general formula B.sub.xC.sub.yN.sub.z. The process utilizes a combination of laser light and nitrogen gas flow to support a boron ball target during heating of the boron ball target and production of a boron vapor plume which reacts with nitrogen or nitrogen and carbon to produce boron nitride nanotubes and/or boron-carbon-nitrogen nanotubes of the general formula B.sub.xC.sub.yN.sub.z.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1128517
Patent Number(s):
8673120
Application Number:
13/200,316; TRN: US1400281
Assignee:
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA); The United States of America, as Represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C04 - CEMENTS C04B - LIME, MAGNESIA
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Whitney, R. Roy, Jordan, Kevin, and Smith, Michael. Efficient boron nitride nanotube formation via combined laser-gas flow levitation. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Whitney, R. Roy, Jordan, Kevin, & Smith, Michael. Efficient boron nitride nanotube formation via combined laser-gas flow levitation. United States.
Whitney, R. Roy, Jordan, Kevin, and Smith, Michael. Tue . "Efficient boron nitride nanotube formation via combined laser-gas flow levitation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1128517.
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