Experimental and theoretical investigations of functionalized boron nitride as electrode materials for Li-ion batteries

@article{Zhang2016ExperimentalAT,
  title={Experimental and theoretical investigations of functionalized boron nitride as electrode materials for Li-ion batteries},
  author={Fan Zhang and K{\'a}roly N{\'e}meth and Javier Bare{\~n}o and Fulya Dogan and Ira D. Bloom and Leon L. Shaw},
  journal={RSC Advances},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={27901-27914}
}
The feasibility of synthesizing functionalized h-BN (FBN) via the reaction between molten LiOH and solid h-BN is studied for the first time and its first ever application as an electrode material in Li-ion batteries is evaluated. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed to provide mechanistic understanding of the possible electrochemical reactions derived from the FBN. Various materials characterizations reveal that the melt-solid reaction can lead to exfoliation and… 
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