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Data from Department of Chemistry Provide New Insights into Boron (One-Step Exfoliation and Fluorination of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and a Study of...

July 7, 2014



Data from Department of Chemistry Provide New Insights into Boron (One-Step Exfoliation and Fluorination of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and a Study of Their Magnetic Properties)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Nanotechnology Business Journal -- Current study results on Boron have been published. According to news reporting out of Jinan, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "A novel, simple, and efficient method for the preparation of the fluorinated hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets (F-BNNSs) and the corresponding magnetic properties is presented."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Chemistry, "A one-step route is used to exfoliate and fluorinate the BNNSs by ammonium fluoride (NH4F) from hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) powder. Through related instrument characterizations and theoretical calculations, we confirm that large-area and few-layer F-BNNSs were successfully produced by this method, which can be attributed to a fluorination-assisted exfoliation mechanism from the bulk h-BN in NH4F."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "More intriguingly, we initially verified that the as-prepared F-BNNSs exhibit ferromagnetic characteristics, which would have good potential applications in spintronic devices."

For more information on this research see: One-Step Exfoliation and Fluorination of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and a Study of Their Magnetic Properties. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2014;53(14):3645-3649. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Du, Qilu Normal Univ, Dept. of Chem, Jinan 250200, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X.L. Li, A.Z. Wang, Y.Z. Wu, X.P. Hao and M.W. Zhao.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jinan, Chemicals, Chemistry, Nanosheets, Boron Nitride, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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