Title

Recent advancements in boron nitride nanotubes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-14-2010

Department

Department of Physics

Abstract

This article provides a concise review of the recent research advancements in boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) with a comprehensive list of references. As the motivation of the field, we first summarize some of the attractive properties and potential applications of BNNTs. Then, latest discoveries on the properties, applications, and synthesis of BNNTs are discussed. In particular, we focus on low-temperature and patterned growth, and mass production of BNNTs, since these are the major challenges that have hindered investigation of the properties and application of BNNTs for the past decade. Finally, perspectives of future research on BNNTs are discussed.

Publisher's Statement

Copyright 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Publisher's version of record: https://doi.org/10.1039/C0NR00335B

Publication Title

Nanoscale

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