A New Path for Self-Organization of Boron-Nitride Nanostructures

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Prof. P.S Krstic       Longtao Han

IACS researchers, Longtao Han and Predrag Krstic, found a new channel for direct nanosynthesis of boron-nitride (BN) nanostructures in plasma volume, including growth of BN nanotubes. No catalyst or boron nanoparticle is needed for this synthesis. They also found that 2D nanoflake stable structures could be formed if hydrogen rich molecules like NH3 or HBNH are used as a feedstock at a boron cluster. Their simulation efforts simulation efforts could serve as guidelines for the future highly efficient BNNS synthesis. Their work is published in the May issue of the Letters to Nanotechnology (IOP).