Molecule-induced conformational change in boron nitride nanosheets with enhanced surface adsorption

Cai, Qiran, Du, Aijun, Gao, Guoping, Mateti, Srikanth, Cowie, Bruce C. C., Qian, Dong, Zhang, Shuang, Lu, Yuerui, Fu, Lan, Taniguchi, Takashi, Huang, Shaoming, Chen, Ying, Ruoff, Rodney S. and Li, Lu Hua 2016, Molecule-induced conformational change in boron nitride nanosheets with enhanced surface adsorption, Advanced functional materials, vol. 26, no. 45, pp. 8202-8210, doi: 10.1002/adfm.201603160.

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Title Molecule-induced conformational change in boron nitride nanosheets with enhanced surface adsorption
Author(s) Cai, Qiran
Du, Aijun
Gao, Guoping
Mateti, SrikanthORCID iD for Mateti, Srikanth
Cowie, Bruce C. C.
Qian, Dong
Zhang, Shuang
Lu, Yuerui
Fu, Lan
Taniguchi, Takashi
Huang, Shaoming
Chen, YingORCID iD for Chen, Ying
Ruoff, Rodney S.
Li, Lu HuaORCID iD for Li, Lu Hua
Journal name Advanced functional materials
Volume number 26
Issue number 45
Start page 8202
End page 8210
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publication date 2016-12-06
ISSN 1616-301X
Summary Surface interaction is extremely important to both fundamental research and practical application. Physisorption can induce shape and structural distortion (i.e., conformational changes) in macromolecular and biomolecular adsorbates, but such phenomena have rarely been observed on adsorbents. Here, it is demonstrated theoretically and experimentally that atomically thin boron nitride (BN) nanosheets as an adsorbent experience conformational changes upon surface adsorption of molecules, increasing adsorption energy and efficiency. The study not only provides new perspectives on the strong adsorption capability of BN nanosheets and many other two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials but also opens up possibilities for many novel applications. For example, it is demonstrated that BN nanosheets with the same surface area as bulk hexagonal BN particles are more effective in purification and sensing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/adfm.201603160
Field of Research 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID DE160100796
Copyright notice ©2016, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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