Carbon Nitride and Boron Carbon Nitride Nanostructures

  • Jie Yu
  • E.G. Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 6)


This chapter is devoted to carbon nitride and boron carbon nitride nanostructures, an important and indispensable member in the family of nanomaterials for various applications, especially in nanoelectronics. It covers all the main aspects of the current research on the carbon nitride and boron carbonitride nanostructures. The attention is mainly focused on the one-dimensional carbon nitride and boron carbon nitride nanotubes. The most critical issues were addressed from the perspectives of synthesis, composition, structure, property, and application. Due to the presence of multielements in graphite-like layers, the carbon nitride and boron carbon nitride nanotubes display much richer diversities than their carbon counterparts in structure and property. The carbon nitride nanotubes behave always as metallic wires, and the boron carbon nitride nanotubes exhibit semiconducting properties tailorable in a large range depending only on compositions. The properties of electrical conducting, electron field emission, photoluminescence, hydrogen storage, and lithium storage are also presented in this chapter based on the current knowledge.


High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Catalyst Particle Superhard Material Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Graphitic Layer 
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The work was partly supported by NSFC, MOST, and CAS of China. We also thank Xuedong Bai, Xucun Ma, Dingyong Zhong, Chunyi Zhi, Wenlong Wang, Zhi Xu, Kaihui Liu, and Guangyu Zhang for their contribution, and W. Zhou at St. Andrews, Ningsheng Xu at Zhongshan University, Hongjie Dai at Stanford, Zhonglin Wang at GIT, D. Golberg and Y. Bando at NIMS for helpful discussion during the course.


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  • Jie Yu
    • 1
  • E.G. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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