Boron-Based (Nano-)Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
AbstractThe boron (Z = 5) element is unique. Boron-based (nano-)materials are equally unique. Accordingly, the present special issue is dedicated to crystalline boron-based (nano-)materials and gathers a series of nine review and research articles dealing with different boron-based compounds. Boranes, borohydrides, polyhedral boranes and carboranes, boronate anions/ligands, boron nitride (hexagonal structure), and elemental boron are considered. Importantly, large sections are dedicated to fundamentals, with a special focus on crystal structures. The application potentials are widely discussed on the basis of the materials’ physical and chemical properties. It stands out that crystalline boron-based (nano-)materials have many technological opportunities in fields such as energy storage, gas sorption (depollution), medicine, and optical and electronic devices. The present special issue is further evidence of the wealth of boron science, especially in terms of crystalline (nano-)materials. View Full-Text
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Demirci, U.B.; Miele, P.; Yot, P.G. Boron-Based (Nano-)Materials: Fundamentals and Applications. Crystals 2016, 6, 118.
Demirci UB, Miele P, Yot PG. Boron-Based (Nano-)Materials: Fundamentals and Applications. Crystals. 2016; 6(9):118.Chicago/Turabian Style
Demirci, Umit B.; Miele, Philippe; Yot, Pascal G. 2016. "Boron-Based (Nano-)Materials: Fundamentals and Applications." Crystals 6, no. 9: 118.
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