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Boron nitride nanoscrolls: Structure, synthesis, and applications

Qayyum, MS; Hayat, H; Matharu, RK; Tabish, TA; Edirisinghe, M; (2019) Boron nitride nanoscrolls: Structure, synthesis, and applications. Applied Physics Reviews , 6 (2) , Article 021310. 10.1063/1.5092547. Green open access

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Abstract

Boron nitride nanoscrolls (BNSs) are open-ended, one-dimensional nanostructures made by the process of rolling boron nitride nanosheets into a scroll-like morphology. BNSs offer a high surface area to volume ratio and possess many unique properties (similar to carbon nanotubes, carbon nanoscrolls, and boron nitride nanotubes) such as high resistance to oxidation, chemical stability, increased lubrication, high-temperature resistance, electrical insulation, the ability to cap molecules inside and at the ends, and a wide bandgap regardless of chirality. Despite these attractive features and properties well suited for applications in biotechnology, energy storage, and electronics, the true potential of boron nitride and BNS as the next “miracle material” is yet to be fully explored. In this critical review, we assess, for the first time, various studies published on the formation and structural and dynamic characteristics of BNS; potential routes for BNS synthesis; and the toxicology of BNS. Finally, the future perspectives of BNS are discussed in view of its unique and exceptional candidacy for many (real-world) applications.

Type: Article
Title: Boron nitride nanoscrolls: Structure, synthesis, and applications
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1063/1.5092547
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5092547
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Oncology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10075319
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