The development of viable electronic applications based upon novel nanotechnology is an endeavor that numerous academic institutions and industrial companies are seeking to undertake all throughout the world. Purified Boron Nitride Nanotubes are such a novel material that we believe will be of great interest to those in the fields of biomedicine, material science, and electronics.
Within these fields, single to few layer boron nitride nanotubes have already shown promise as non-cyotoxic scaffolding, a ceramic composite that can be heated over 900°C, a thermally conductive but electrical insulator, a flame/ fire resistant material that can be used for high strength cabling, a piezoelectric/ electrostrictive material, a compatibility with a wide range of polymers for use in creating strong/ thermally conductive composites, and a high efficiency for absorbing thermal neutrons which makes it an ideal candidate for use within radiation shielding composites.
Our BNNTs are synthesized using the Laser Vaporization Plume Chemistry approach, otherwise known as the Pressurized Vapor/ Condenser (PVC) Method. For this synthetic method, a boron target located inside a heating vessel, is pressurized in a nitrogen (N2) environment. The boron is heated and the ascending plume interacts with the pressurized nitrogen to produce boron nitride nanotubes.
The Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR FTIR) spectroscopic scan of our BNNTs showing the dominant BN peak around 1360 cm-1
|Attribute||Measurement||Method of Analysis|
|Purity||40 – 50% by mass||—|
|Number of Walls||1 – 5 walls typical (2-3 walls most common)||—|
|Tube Length||≤ 200 µm||Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)|
|Surface Area||≤ 300 m2/g||Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) Theory|
|Band Gap||5.7 eV||Low Electron energy loss spectroscopy (direct)|
|Residual Impurities||hBN flakes/ micro-droplets||
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
We currently offer this nanotube product as a white to light-grey hued fluffy powder that is presented as cotton-ball like tufts. (See Image Above)
We also have the capacity to disperse this material into aqueous solutions and various solvents, upon request.
Additional discounts also available for large volume orders.
For more information contact us or call +1-450-434-6266.
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