1st Edition

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

Edited By

Ying (Ian) Chen

ISBN 9781466598096
Published February 24, 2015 by CRC Press
640 Pages 8 Color & 345 B/W Illustrations

USD $220.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Synthesis and Fabrication
Nanoboron Nitrides, Amir Pakdel, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg
Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Nanoribbons Produced by Ball Milling Method, Lu Hua Li and Ying (Ian) Chen
Boron (Carbon) Nitride Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Porosity, and Related Applications, Weiwei Lei, Dan Liu, Si Qin, David Portehault, and Ying (Ian) Chen
Fabrication, Characterization, and Application of Boron Nitride Nanomaterials, Zhi-Gang Chen, Jin Zou, and Hui-Ming Cheng
Nanosheets and Nanocones Derived from Layered Hydroxides, Renzhi Ma and Takayoshi Sasaki

Structures and Properties
Synthesis and Properties of Boron Carbon Nitride Nanosheets and Nanotubes, Zhi Xu, Wenlong Wang, and Xuedong Bai
Fabrication, Structure, and Properties of Graphene Platelets, Jun Ma, Qingshi Meng, Jiabin Dai, and Nasser Saber
Helium Ion Microscopy for Graphene Characterization and Modification, Daniel Fox, Yangbo Zhou, and Hongzhou Zhang
Two-Dimensional Metal Oxide Nanosheets: Novel Building Blocks for Advanced Functional Materials, Delai Ye, Hua Yu, and Lianzhou Wang

Computation and Modeling
First-Principle Engineering Magnetism in Low-Dimensional Boron Nitride Materials, Aijun Du
Ultrafast Transport in Nanotubes and Nanosheets, Aaron W. Thornton, Afsana Ahmed, Majumder Mainak, Ho Bum Park, and Anita J. Hill
Modeling Selective Transport and Desalination in Nanotubes, Michael Thomas, Ben Corry, Shin-Ho Chung, and Tamsyn A. Hilder

Surface Chemistry of Two-Dimensional Layered Nanosheets, Motilal Mathesh, Hongbin Wang, Colin J. Barrow, and Wenrong Yang
Chemistry of Boron Nitride Nanosheets, Yunlong Liao, Zhongfang Chen, John W. Connell, and Yi Lin
Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Catalytic Applications, Li Wang, Lei Ge, Thomas Rufford, and Zhonghua Zhu
Chemical Functionalization and Composites of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Wenjun Meng and Chunyi Zhi
Plasma Functionalization of Nanotubes, Zhiqiang Chen, Lu Hua Li, Xiujuan J. Dai, Ying (Ian) Chen, and Xungai Wang

Boron Nitride Nanotubes as Nanofillers/Reinforcement for Polymer, Ceramic, and Metal Matrix Composites, Debrupa Lahiri and Arvind Agarwal
Preparation and Application of Long Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Yuanlie Yu, Hua Chen, Yun Liu, Lu Hua Li, and Ying (Ian) Chen
Controlled Synthesis of Functional Boron Nitride Nanostructures for Applications, Boyi Hao, Chee Huei Lee, Jiesheng Wang, Anjana Asthana, Dustin Winslow, Dongyan Zhang, and Yoke Khin Yap
Recent Advancements in Boron Nitride Nanotube Biomedical Research, Gianni Ciofani, Barbara Mazzolai, and Virgilio Mattoli
Titanium-Based Nanorods and Nanosheets as Efficient Electrode Materials, Tao Tao


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Professor Ying (Ian) Chen is the chair of nanotechnology at the newly established Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University and node head of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials and a member of the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council. A world-renowned expert on nanotubes and ball milling, Dr. Chen invented the ball-milling and annealing method for mass production of boron nitride nanotubes, which led to the world’s first commercialization of boron nitride nanotubes in 2002. Professor Chen contributed to three bestselling nanotechnology books published by CRC Press. His publications have also been cited more than 3,500 times in the past 10 years. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics and a member of the American Physics Institute, the Materials Research Society, the Australian Materials Union, and the International Mechanochemical Association. His research focuses on nanomaterials for energy storage (batteries and capacitors), environmental protection, and medical applications.


"This textbook is likely to become ‘the handbook’ on boron nitride nanomaterials. Researchers working on classical carbon nanotube and graphene-based materials will also benefit from taking a closer look at developments in the emerging field of boron nitride nanomaterials."
—Pall Thordarson, Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales

"This book gives detailed insight into the exciting field of boron nitride nanostructures. It is most definitely one of the most comprehensive books of its type in this field and well worth reading."
—Amanda Ellis, ARC Future Fellow and Professor in Chemistry/Nanotechnology, Flinders University

"… an excellent information source on the state-of-the-art status of boron nitride (BN) … a handy knowledge bank to get to know BN and seek potential ways of using it."
—Yunshen Zhou, Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln