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BxCyNz nanotube formation via the pressurized vapor/condenser method

United States Patent Application

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Nanotube filaments comprising carbon, boron and nitrogen of the general formula B.sub.xC.sub.yN.sub.z, having high-aspect ratio and high-crystallinity produced by a pressurized vapor/condenser method and a process of production. The process comprises thermally exciting a boron-containing target in a chamber containing a carbon source and nitrogen at a pressure which is elevated above atmospheric pressure.
Jordan, Kevin (Newport News, VA), Whitney, R. Roy (Newport News, VA), Smith, Michael W. (Newport News, VA), Kim, Jae-Woo (Newport News, VA), Park, Cheol (Yorktown, VA)
13/ 200,314
September 22, 2011
[0002] The United States government may have certain rights to this invention under National Aeronautics and Space Administration and/or Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from the Department of Energy.