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Atomically thin boron nitride: unique properties and applications

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posted on 25.04.2016, 00:00 authored by Luhua LiLuhua Li, Ying (Ian) ChenYing (Ian) Chen
Atomically thin boron nitride (BN) is an important 2D nanomaterial, with many properties distinct from graphene. In this feature article, these unique properties and associated applications, often not feasible with graphene, are outlined. The article starts with characterization and identification of atomically thin BN. It is followed by demonstrating their strong oxidation resistance at high temperatures and applications in protecting metals from oxidation and corrosion. As flat insulators, BN nanosheets are ideal dielectric substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and electronic devices based on 2D heterostructures. The light emission of BN nanosheets in the deep ultraviolet (DUV) and ultraviolet (UV) regions is also included for its scientific and technological importance. The last part is dedicated to synthesis, characterization, and optical properties of BN nanoribbons, a special form of nanosheets.

History

Journal

Advanced functional materials

Volume

26

Issue

16

Pagination

2594 - 2608

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Londond, Eng.

ISSN

1616-301X

eISSN

1616-3028

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Wiley