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Large-scale mechanical peeling of boron nitride nanosheets by low-energy ball milling

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Abstract

Mechanical cleavage by Scotch tape was the first method to produce graphene and is still widely used in laboratories. However, a critical problem of this method is the extremely low yield. We have tailored ball milling conditions to produce gentle shear forces that produce high quality boron nitride (BN) nanosheets in high yield and efficiency. The in-plane structure of the BN nanosheets has not been damaged as shown by near edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurements. The benzyl benzoate acts as the milling agent to reduce the ball impacts and milling contamination. This method is applicable to any layered materials for producing nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale mechanical peeling of boron nitride nanosheets by low-energy ball milling

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The article was received on 21 Mar 2011, accepted on 01 Jun 2011 and first published on 07 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11192B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 11862-11866
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    Large-scale mechanical peeling of boron nitride nanosheets by low-energy ball milling

    L. H. Li, Y. Chen, G. Behan, H. Zhang, M. Petravic and A. M. Glushenkov, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 11862
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11192B

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