Fabrication and application of BN nanoparticles, nanosheets and their nanohybrids
Smart implementation of novel advanced nanomaterials is the key for the solution of many complex problems of modern science. In recent years, there has been a great interest in the synthesis and application of boron nitride (BN) nanotubes because of their unique physical, chemical, and mechanical properties. By contrast, the synthesis, characterization and exploration of other morphological types of BN nanostructure – BN nanoparticles and BN nanosheets – have received less attention. However, the detailed investigations on advantages of every morphological BN type for specific applications have only recently been started. One of the promising directions is the utilization of BN-based nanohybrids. This review is dedicated to the in-depth analysis of recently published works on the fabrication and application of BN nanoparticles, nanosheets, and their nanohybrids. It covers a variety of developed synthetic methods toward fabrication of such nanostructures, and their specific application potentials in catalysis, drug delivery, tribology and structural materials. Finally, the review focuses on the theoretical aspects of this quickly emerging field.
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