Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets

Golberg, Dmitri G., Bando, Yoshio, Huang, Yang, Terao, Takeshi, Mitome, Masanori, Tang, Chengchun and Zhi, Chunyi (2010) Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets. Acs Nano, 4 6: 2979-2993. doi:10.1021/nn1006495

Author Golberg, Dmitri G.
Bando, Yoshio
Huang, Yang
Terao, Takeshi
Mitome, Masanori
Tang, Chengchun
Zhi, Chunyi
Title Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets
Journal name Acs Nano   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1936-0851
Publication date 2010-06-22
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1021/nn1006495
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 6
Start page 2979
End page 2993
Total pages 15
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a layered material with a graphite-like structure in which planar networks of BN hexagons are regularly stacked. As the structural analogue of a carbon nanotube (CNT), a BN nanotube (BNNT) was first predicted in 1994; since then, it has become one of the most intriguing non-carbon nanotubes. Compared with metallic or semiconducting CNTs, a BNNT is an electrical insulator with a band gap of ca. 5 eV, basically independent of tube geometry. In addition, BNNTs possess a high chemical stability, excellent mechanical properties, and high thermal conductivity. The same advantages are likely applicable to a graphene analogue—a monatomic layer of a hexagonal BN. Such unique properties make BN nanotubes and nanosheets a promising nanomaterial in a variety of potential fields such as optoelectronic nanodevices, functional composites, hydrogen accumulators, electrically insulating substrates perfectly matching the CNT, and graphene lattices. This review gives an introduction to the rich BN nanotube/nanosheet field, including the latest achievements in the synthesis, structural analyses, and property evaluations, and presents the purpose and significance of this direction in the light of the general nanotube/nanosheet developments.
Keyword Boron nitride
Chemical vapor deposition
Transmission electron microscopy
Atomic force microcopy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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