Article - 6 Jan 2017
True two-dimensional (2D) materials have a thickness of only one atom. Interest in 2D materials has increased significantly ever since the first group of researchers isolated a single sheet of...
Article - 21 Feb 2010
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a layered material with a graphite-type structure in which planar networks of BN hexagons are regularly stacked. As a structural analogue of carbon nanotubes, BN...
Article - 20 Apr 2011
The arrangement of carbon atoms differentiates a pencil lead from a pricey diamond. In the past three decades, new carbon materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene have...
Article - 5 Apr 2013
Boron nitride nanoparticles possess high thermal conductivity, and are a good conductor of heat. They are also a good electrical insulator, and have high-temperature lubricity features.
Article - 9 Aug 2007
Another path to producing materials with exceptional properties lies with a material that is known to form similar structures to carbon nanotubes. This material is boron nitride and boron nitride...
Article - 16 May 2006
Since their discovery several methods have been used to produce single and multi walled nanotubes. These include plasma arc discharge, pulsed lasers, chemical vapor deposition, ball milling etc. These...
Article - 12 Apr 2013
Graphene is a hot research and industrial topic as it demonstrates innovative mechanical, electrical and optical properties.
Article - 8 Oct 2013
Nanoscale coatings of the 2D material hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) have been shown to protect materials from oxidizing under high temperature conditions, in a news study from Rice University.
Article - 28 Jan 2017
A two-dimensional material with unique properties, graphene is very desirable in industry for a wide range of applications. Some applications have already been successful, despite the relatively short...
Article - 15 Feb 2013
Boron nitride nanomesh is a novel inorganic two-dimensional material discovered at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2003.