Isotopically Enriched 10BN Nanotubes

  title={Isotopically Enriched 10BN Nanotubes},
  author={J. Yu and Y. Chen and Robert Glen Elliman and Mladen Petravi{\'c}},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
Isotopically enriched (BN)-B-10 nanotubes, shown in the figure, have been produced for the first time. Secondary ion mass spectroscopy analysis confirms a high content of B-10 in the nanotubes. The (BN)-B-10 nanotubes are lightweight, have excellent mechanical properties, a stronger resistance to oxidation than carbon nanotubes, and superior radiation shielding properties, offering a multifunctional material with promising space radiation shielding applications. 

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