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dc.contributor.advisorHosmane, Narayanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoraga, Roxana J., 1995--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-02T21:34:08Z
dc.date.available2016-12-02T21:34:08Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17085
dc.description.abstractIntercalation of Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs) with magnesium (Mg) is explored due to its potential super-conductive properties. Various syntheses were performed under different sets of conditions in order to optimize reaction conditions. These include the presence of zinc as a catalyst and the temperature at which the reaction is carried out (either 700 or 800°C). All products were then analyzed and characterized, using methods such as Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Both TEM and FTIR results confirmed the formation of BNNTs, and EDX showed the presence of magnesium in the product, indicating possible intercalation with Mg. A purification method for the crude product was established, and the purified product was further characterized. Results indicated the tubes became clearer after purification, however, some impurities remain. Purification methods must be further investigated.en_US
dc.format.extent5 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectboron nitride nanotubesen_US
dc.subjectcarbon nanotubesen_US
dc.subjectintercalationen_US
dc.subjectmagnesiumen_US
dc.subjectnanotubesen_US
dc.subjectlithiumen_US
dc.titleSynthesis, characterization, and purification of boron nitride nanotubes intercalated with magnesiumen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistryen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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