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SnO2 nanoparticle-functionalized boron nitride nanotubes.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) were synthesized by a carbon-free chemical vapor deposition method using boron and metal oxide as reactants. Then SnO(2) nanoparticles were functionalized on them via a simple wet chemistry method. Detailed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations reveal that SnO(2) nanoparticles may cover the tube surface or be encapsulated in tube channels. The lattice distances of both BNNT and SnO(2) have been changed due to the strong interactions between them. The band gap energy of SnO(2) particles is found enlarged due to the size effect and interaction with BNNTs.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Zhi, C., Bando, Y., Tang, C., & Golberg, D. (2006). SnO2 nanoparticle-functionalized boron nitride nanotubes.. The journal of physical chemistry. B, 110(17), 8548-8550. doi:10.1021/jp056705a

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 8548

End Page


  • 8550

Volume


  • 110

Issue


  • 17

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) were synthesized by a carbon-free chemical vapor deposition method using boron and metal oxide as reactants. Then SnO(2) nanoparticles were functionalized on them via a simple wet chemistry method. Detailed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations reveal that SnO(2) nanoparticles may cover the tube surface or be encapsulated in tube channels. The lattice distances of both BNNT and SnO(2) have been changed due to the strong interactions between them. The band gap energy of SnO(2) particles is found enlarged due to the size effect and interaction with BNNTs.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Zhi, C., Bando, Y., Tang, C., & Golberg, D. (2006). SnO2 nanoparticle-functionalized boron nitride nanotubes.. The journal of physical chemistry. B, 110(17), 8548-8550. doi:10.1021/jp056705a

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 8548

End Page


  • 8550

Volume


  • 110

Issue


  • 17

Place Of Publication