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Boron nitride nanotube films: preparation, properties, and implications for biology applications

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posted on 01.04.2016, 00:00 authored by Luhua LiLuhua Li, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
The difference in the chemical and physical properties of boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) films and carbon nanotube (CNT) films can benefit tissue scaffolding and engineering. However, the production of dense films of pure BNNTs is more challenging than that of CNT films. In addition, BNNT films are usually extremely nonwettable to water, so surface modification is required before they can be used in bioapplications. In this chapter, the synthesis routes of high-density BNNT films are introduced, followed by their wettability properties and surface modification by plasma treatments. The cell proliferation on both pristine and wettability-modified BNNT films is discussed.

History

Title of book

Boron nitride nanotubes in nanomedicine : a volume in micro and nano technologies

Chapter number

11

Pagination

165 - 181

Publisher

Elsevier

Place of publication

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISBN-13

9780323389600

Language

eng

Grant ID

DE160100796

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2016, Elsevier

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

G Ciofani, V Mattoli