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Special Issue "Boron Nitride: Synthesis and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016).
Prof. Dr. Philippe Miele Website E-Mail
IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM), Université of Montpellier, Place E. Bataillon, F-34095, Montpellier, France
Interests: boron nitride; fibers; nanotubes; nanostructured ceramics; porous ceramics; hierarchical materials; molecular an polymeric precursors of non-oxide ceramics; borazine; borazine-based preceramic polymers; boron-based materials for hydrogen storage
Asst. Prof. Dr. Zheng Liu Website E-Mail
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Interests: synthesis of high-quality 2D crystal (Graphene, h-BN, TMDs); 2D heterostructures; ultra-thin materials based high-performance optoelectronic devices; wearable, bio-compatible and flexible electronics; organic-inorganic interfaces
Boron Nitride (BN) is a synthetic compound that has attracted a lot of interest due to its unique properties, such as a large band gap, a low density, a relatively good thermal stability, excellent thermal conductivity, good thermal shock resistance, microwave transparency, non-toxicity, and an absence of reactivity toward molten metals. Its hexagonal polymorph (h-BN) is non-abrasive, lubricious, and shows an easy machinability. On the contrary, the cubic form (c-BN) displays a ultra-high hardness.
In this Special Issue, we will introduce the most recent development on the synthesis and applications of BN, including synthesis of high-quality BN crystal, BN nanopowders and nanosheets, nanostructured and porous BN ceramic materials, high-performance BN-based composites, and BN based optoelectronic and electronic devices.
Prof. Dr. Philippe Miele
Prof. Dr. Samuel Bernard
Asst. Prof. Dr. Zheng Liu
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- cubic boron nitride (c-BN)
- hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)
- synthesis from polymeric precursors
- chemical vapor deposition
- van der Waals solids
- field-effect transistor
- UV-light emission
- thermal conductivity