Panorama of boron nitride nanostructures via lamp ablation

Sehrina Eshon, Weike Zhang, Martin Saunders, Yujun Zhang, Hui Tong Chua, Jeffrey M. Gordon

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Abstract

A diverse range of remarkable boron nitride (BN) nanostructures subsuming nano-horns, nano-rods, nano-platelets, and clusters of hollow nanospheres (nano-onions, arguably of greatest applied and fundamental interest) have been produced exclusively from crystalline BN precursor powder via lamp ablation. The procedure is safe, devoid of toxic reagents, simple, rapid and scalable—generating some genres of nanoparticles that had previously proved elusive. Product structure and composition were unambiguously assessed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalNano Research
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • boron nitride
  • lamp ablation
  • nano-onions
  • nanostructures
  • non-toxic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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