Purification of boron nitride nanotubes through polymer wrapping.

@article{Zhi2006PurificationOB,
  title={Purification of boron nitride nanotubes through polymer wrapping.},
  author={Chunyi Y. Zhi and Yoshio Bando and Chengchun Tang and Susumu Honda and Kazuhiko Sato and Hiroaki Kuwahara and Dmitri Golberg},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2006},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={1525-8}
}
An effective method was proposed to remove obstinate boron nitride phase impurities in boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). The method is based on strong interactions between BNNTs and a conjugated polymer wrapping them and significant weight and size difference between BNNTs and impurities. The as-grown samples and purified samples were compared through detailed characterization, using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and Raman and Fourier transformed infrared… CONTINUE READING
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