Experimental and theoretical studies suggesting the possibility of metallic boron nitride edges in porous nanourchins.


We first describe the synthesis of novel and highly porous boron nitride (BN) nanospheres (100-400 nm o.d.) that exhibit a rough surface consisting of open BN nanocones and corrugated BN ribbons. The material was produced by reacting B2O3 with nanoporous carbon spheres under nitrogen at ca. 1750 degrees C. The BN nanospheres were characterized using… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/nl072713m


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