Fe nanowire encapsulated in boron nitride nanotubes

Naruhiro Koi, Takeo Oku, Masahiko Nishijima

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    Boron nitride (BN) nanotubes, nanohorns, nanocoils were synthesized by annealing Fe4N and B powders at 1000 °C for 1 h in nitrogen gas atmosphere. Especially, Fe-filled BN nanotubes were produced, and investigated by high-resolution electron microscopy, high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy, electron diffraction and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, which indicates that the [110] of Fe is parallel to the BN nanotube axis. Formation mechanism of Fe-filled BN nanotube was speculated based on these results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)342-345
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 1


    • A. Boron nitride (BN)
    • A. Fe
    • A. Nanocoil
    • A. Nanowire
    • C. High-resolution electron microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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