Continuous Boron-Nitride Nanotube Yarn

D.S. Lashmore
University of New Hampshire, US

Keywords: boron-nitride, nanotubes, fibers, strength, neutron absorption, high modulus, armor, high temperature, piezoelectric, sensors, energy harvesting, band gap


New generations of nanotube fiber are becoming available based on carbon or boronnitride. Significantly boron nitride (BNNT) continuous fiber has the potential to surpass CNT yarns and potentially even graphite fiber in mechanical properties. This presentation will focus on boron nitride, review properties, means of production, and structure.