Aqueous noncovalent functionalization and controlled near-surface carbon doping of multiwalled boron nitride nanotubes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Noncovalent functionalization of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) in aqueous solution was achieved by means of pi-stacking of an anionic perylene derivative, through which carboxylate-functionalized BNNTs were prepared for the first time. Starting from the functionalized nanotubes, an innovative methodology was designed and demonstrated for the controlled near-surface carbon doping of BNNTs. As a result of such delicate doping, novel B-C-N/BN coaxial nanotubes have been fabricated, and their p-type semiconducting behaviors were elucidated through gate-dependent transport measurements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, W; Bando, Y; Zhi, C; Fu, W; Wang, E; Golberg, D

Published Date

  • July 2, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 130 / 26

Start / End Page

  • 8144 - 8145

PubMed ID

  • 18540601

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja8020878


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States