Helical nanotubes of hexagonal boron nitride

Masami Terauchi, Michiyoshi Tanaka, Hirofumi Matsuda, Masatoshi Takeda, Kaoru Kimura

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Nanotubes of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) were discovered to be formed on amorphous boron (am-B) particles by annealing am-B in an h-BN crucible with metal Li. Furthermore, BN nanoballs of multi BN layers and a single BN layer were discovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electron Microscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • amorphous boron
  • hexagonal boron nitride
  • nanoball
  • nanotube


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