1st Edition

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

Edited By Ying (Ian) Chen Copyright 2015
    640 Pages
    by CRC Press

    640 Pages 8 Color & 345 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Synthesis and Fabrication: Nanoboron Nitrides. Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Nanoribbons Produced by Ball Milling Method. Boron (Carbon) Nitride Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Porosity, and Related Applications. Fabrication, Characterization, and Application of Boron Nitride Nanomaterials. Nanosheets and Nanocones Derived from Layered Hydroxides. Structures and Properties: Synthesis and Properties of Boron Carbon Nitride Nanosheets and Nanotubes. Fabrication, Structure, and Properties of Graphene Platelets. Helium Ion Microscopy for Graphene Characterization and Modification. Two-Dimensional Metal Oxide Nanosheets: Novel Building Blocks for Advanced Functional Materials. Computation and Modeling: First-Principle Engineering Magnetism in Low-Dimensional Boron Nitride Materials. Ultrafast Transport in Nanotubes and Nanosheets. Modeling Selective Transport and Desalination in Nanotubes. Functionalization: Surface Chemistry of Two-Dimensional Layered Nanosheets. Chemistry of Boron Nitride Nanosheets. Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Catalytic Applications. Chemical Functionalization and Composites of Boron Nitride Nanotubes. Plasma Functionalization of Nanotubes. Applications: Boron Nitride Nanotubes as Nanofillers/Reinforcement for Polymer, Ceramic, and Metal Matrix Composites. Preparation and Application of Long Boron Nitride Nanotubes. Controlled Synthesis of Functional Boron Nitride Nanostructures for Applications. Recent Advancements in Boron Nitride Nanotube Biomedical Research. Titanium-Based Nanorods and Nanosheets as Efficient Electrode Materials. Index.


    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.