Insights into the structure of BN nanotubes

D. Golberg, Y. Bando, L. Bourgeois, K. Kurashima, T. Sato

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Abstract

The following features of multiwalled BN nanotubes were discovered using a field emission high-resolution analytical transmission electron microscope: (i) coexistence of hexagonal and rhombohedral stacking in nanotube shell assembly; (ii) flattening of nanotube cross section, which makes possible clear atomic resolution of the core structure in a three-shelled nanotube; and (iii) change in chirality of tubular layers from armchair to zigzag arrangement in a 30° double-walled nanotube kink, as revealed by atomically resolved images of tube wall segments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1979-1981
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume77
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2000

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Golberg, D., Bando, Y., Bourgeois, L., Kurashima, K., & Sato, T. (2000). Insights into the structure of BN nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 77(13), 1979-1981. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1313251