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Are ionic liquids suitable media for boron nitride exfoliation and dispersion? Insight via molecular dynamics

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The free energies of exfoliation and dispersion for hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) monolayers from a model h-BN bilayer calculated using adaptive bias force–molecular dynamics (ABF–MD) simulations advocate the use of ionic liquids (ILs) in the liquid exfoliation of h-BN to yield individually stabilized (isolated) nanosheets. These calculations should tantalize experimentalists and open up avenues for exploring the IL exfoliation and dispersion of BN and other layered materials, such as the metal chalcogenides.

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2013, accepted on 09 Apr 2013 and first published on 09 Apr 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40488A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 8197-8202
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    Are ionic liquids suitable media for boron nitride exfoliation and dispersion? Insight via molecular dynamics

    G. Kamath and G. A. Baker, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 8197
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA40488A

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