Boron carbide nanolumps on carbon nanotubes

Lao, J. Y.; Li, W. Z.; Wen, J. G.; Ren, Z. F.
January 2002
Applied Physics Letters;1/21/2002, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p500
Academic Journal
Boron carbide nanolumps are formed on the surface of multiwall carbon nanotubes by a solid-state reaction between boron and carbon nanotubes. The reaction is localized so that the integrity of the structure of carbon nanotubes is maintained. Inner layers of multiwall carbon nanotubes are also bonded to boron carbide nanolumps. These multiwall carbon nanotubes with boron carbide nanolumps are expected to be the ideal reinforcing fillers for high-performance composites because of the favorable morphology. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.


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