Multiwalled Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Growth, Properties, and Applications

  • Jiesheng Wang
  • Chee Huei Lee
  • Yoshio Bando
  • Dmitri Golberg
  • Yoke Khin YapEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 6)


This chapter provides a comprehensive review on the current research status of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs), especially the multiwalled nanostructures. Experimental and theoretical aspects of the properties, synthesis, and characterization of BNNTs, as well as their potential mechanical, electronic, chemical, and biological applications are compiled here.


Boron Nitride Electron Cyclotron Resonance Boron Oxide Transverse Electric Field Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition 
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Y.K. Yap acknowledges National Science Foundation CAREER Award (DMR 0447555) for supporting the project on frontier carbon materials and the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DE-FG02-06ER46294) for, in part, supporting the project on boron nitride nanotubes. D. Golberg and Y. Bando acknowledge the WPI Center for Materials Nanoarcitectonics (MANA) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) for the continuous support of the BNNT-related activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiesheng Wang
    • 1
  • Chee Huei Lee
    • 1
  • Yoshio Bando
    • 2
  • Dmitri Golberg
    • 2
  • Yoke Khin Yap
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA
  2. 2.World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)National Institute for Materials Science, Namiki 1-1, TsukubaIbarakiJAPAN

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