Nanotubes and Nanosheets: Functionalization and Applications of Boron Nitride and Other Nanomaterials

Ying (Ian) Chen

February 24, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 640 Pages - 8 Color & 345 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466598096 - CAT# K20870


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  • Explores how the properties of BN nanotubes and nanosheets—electrically insulating, chemically inert, oxidation-resistant at high temperatures, radiation shielding, and biologically safe—make them suitable for a range of applications
  • Includes contributions from many active researchers working in different areas of BN nanomaterials, from synthesis and characterization to computer simulation and applications
  • Explains how to synthesize, fabricate, and model BN nanomaterials
  • Focuses on the current use of BN nanotubes and nanosheets in biomedical, energy, and environmental applications


Reveals Innovative Research on BN Nanotubes and Nanosheets

Nanotubes and Nanosheets: Functionalization and Applications of Boron Nitride and Other Nanomaterials is the first book devoted to nanotubes and nanosheets made of boron nitride (BN). It shows how the properties of BN nanotubes and nanosheets have led to many exciting applications where carbon (C) materials cannot be used, including high-temperature metal-ceramic-based composites, substrates for graphene and other semiconducting layers in electronic devices, reusable absorbents for oil and other contaminants, dry solid lubricants, and biomedical applications.

Researchers working on various aspects of BN nanomaterials share their knowledge and current work on the applications of BN nanotubes and nanosheets. They describe numerous applications, including BN nanotube-reinforced metal-ceramic-based composites, field emission, desalination, cleanup of oil spillages, biosensing and bioimaging, drug delivery, biomedical applications, and energy storage using BCN and TiO2 nanorods and nanosheets as electrode materials. The book also covers C and other nanotubes and nanosheets to give readers a broad view of the latest nanomaterials research.


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