Boron Nitride Nanotube is a next-generation Nano-material which will lead the 4th industrial revolution. Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are another form of boron nitride.
Structurally they are nano-cylinders with sub-micrometre diameters and micrometre lengths. They are composed of hexagonal boron nitride, constructed by combining boron and nitrogen.
The key features that represent BNNTs are light weight, mechanical strength, thermal and chemical stability, high electrical resistivity and neutron absorption capacity.
Nanotube diameter dnano
Nanotube length lnano
Elastic modulus E
1180 GPa at 20 °C
Coefficient of thermal expansion α
1E-6 1/K at 20 °C
Max service temperature Tmax
Thermal conductivity λ
600 W/(m·K) at 20 °C
Band gap Egap
Electric insulation thermal conducting: Electrical insulation / Heat radiating sheet / Adhesive material, Highly bright LED packing materials, Piezoelectric sensors (energy harvesting), Ultra-small ultraviolet laser / Nano cable, Visible light emitter, etc; High temperature structural applications: Light and tough structural materials for space and artificial satellite, Super plasticity ceramic for high temperature, Aircraft / Reinforced ceramic material for spacecraft, Neutron detection sensor for high temperature; Biomedical Applications: BNCT drug target, Drug delivering agent for cancer (electroporation), Non-cytotoxic nerves/bones regenerating drug delivering agent; Energy Applications: Hydrogen storage, Desalination membrane, Electric insulating flame retarding cable, Solar sell coating materials
Typical Components: Boron Nitride Nanotubes >90 wt%, Carbon >6 wt%, Magnesium Oxide >2 wt%
This material data has been provided by Goodfellow.