Preparation and characterization of B-C-N nanotubes by a rapid quenching method

Yusuke Moriyoshi, Yoshiki Shimizu, Takayuki Watanabe

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B-C-N nanotubes prepared by a plasma evaporation method were characterized by a transmission-electron microscopy (TEM) and an electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). The nanotubes obtained were divided into three types of carbon-, boron nitride-, and combined nanotubes of boron nitride with carbon. However, BCxN nanotubes of homogeneous phase could not be obtained. This indicated that a stable phase in the experimental condition was in the mixtures of carbon and boron nitride rather than in a homogeneous phase of BCxN compounds. Also the effect of temperatures on the formation of nanotubes was studied. Resultantly it was shown that nanotubes were formed at higher temperatures than 3000 K and, on the other hand, nanocapsules were formed at lower temperatures than 3000 K. Based on the microstructural data obtained, the formation mechanisms of both nanotubes and nanocapsules were described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-635
Number of pages9
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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