Synthesis of B-C-N nanotubes by means of gas arc discharge with a rotating anode

Chang Su Kim, Soon Moon Jeong, Won Hoe Koo, Hong Koo Baik, Se Jong Lee, Kie Moon Song

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B-C-N nanotubes were synthesized by plasma rotating electrode process (PREP) and examined by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Compared with results at 0 rpm of the anode, the number of B-C-N nanotubes was increased by rotating the anode. In addition, peak intensity ratio of h-(BN)0.26C0.74 to graphite was increased with rotation of the anode and/or the increase of metal concentration. That indicates the yield of B-C-N nanotubes was increased. These results could be explained by an increase of plasma temperature and a swirl in the plasma by rotation of the anode that promote the mixing to aid chemical reactions between evaporated species and atomic nitrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2878-2881
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number22-23
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by M1-0214-00-0199 (National R&D Planning and Management) of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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