Article - 9 Aug 2007
Another path to producing materials with exceptional properties lies with a material that is known to form similar structures to carbon nanotubes. This material is boron nitride and boron nitride...
Article - 20 Apr 2011
The arrangement of carbon atoms differentiates a pencil lead from a pricey diamond.
Article - 21 Feb 2010
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a layered material with a graphite-type structure in which planar networks of BN hexagons are regularly stacked.
Article - 6 Oct 2005
CASTEP and DMol3, software packages from Accelrys have been used to study the properties (structural, mechanical, vibrational, and electronic) of carbon and boron-nitride nanotubes. Results will...
Article - 21 Nov 2003
Most of the research into nanotubes, man-made tubules with diameters of a few or a few tens of nanometres, has involved their growth using carbon. However, ordered boron nitride also crystallizes in a...
Article - 6 Apr 2005
A research team has found that certain types of iron nanoparticles could be useful in cleaning up carbon tetrachloride contamination in groundwater, via the degradation process. The findings of this...
Article - 26 Mar 2004
A step towards building tiny motors on the scale of a molecule has been demonstrated by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Posted...
Article - 16 May 2006
Since their discovery several methods have been used to produce single and multi walled nanotubes.
Article - 8 Apr 2005
Space applications can benefit from using nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in their production processes. This article considers the use of nanopowders in power systems, aerogels, magnetic...
Article - 8 Mar 2005
Metal and ceramic matrix composites hold extreme potential for advanced applications such as aerospace. Nanostructuring could further improve material properties. The benefits of nanostructuring are...