Publication Date

12-27-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hosmane, Narayan S., 1948-||Hosmane, Narayan S., 1948-

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Synthesis of Lithium Intercalated Boron Nitride Nanotubes (Li-BNNT) was conducted in an attempt to gain access to their promising applications for electronics, lithium batteries, hydrogen storage, and supercapacitors. Through a series of reactions pure nanotubes intercalated with lithium are expected to show in the product. A variety of reactions are engineered to create optimal conditions for the product and the reaction is conducted at 700º or 800ºC with zinc acting as a catalyst. The products were then purified using hexane and characterized using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX). Further purification, functionalization, and application will be performed to access the promising applications that Li-BNNT offers.

Extent

16 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU 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.

Media Type

Other

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