Boron-Nitride (BN) Nanotubes (BNNT) at TJNAF
Boron-Nitride (BN) Nanotubes (BNNT)
Jefferson Lab Free Electron Facility
Result of ONR research:
Jefferson Lab, NASA Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace have collaborated to create a new technique to synthesize and process high-quality catalyst-free boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs).
Application currently being supported by:
Impact/benefit to spin-off field:
High aspect ratio tubes substantially increases strength in high temperature composites for space structures. Possible applications include:
- Composites with high strength and stiffness for light weight personnel armor, and light weight airborne and space systems.
- Energy efficiency applications in solar panels and high temperature crack-resistant ceramic engine parts.
- Piezoelectric materials that may function over expanded ranges of temperature
- Biomedical and chemical applications such as high strength scaffolding for living tissue, UV protective cosmetics, and high temperature filters
Last modified: 3/18/2013 10:43:22 AM