Introduction to B–C–N Materials

  • Chee Huei Lee
  • Vijaya K. Kayastha
  • Jiesheng Wang
  • Yoke Khin YapEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 6)


B–C–N is an emerging material system consisting of novel nanostructures of boron (B), carbon (C), boron nitride (BN), carbon nitride (CN x ), boron-carbon nitride (B x C y N z ), and boron carbide (B x C y ). These B–C–N materials are sometimes called as frontier carbon materials, because of their flexibility in forming materials of various types of hybridizations similar to those in the pure carbon system. This chapter provides a concise introduction on all these materials. Readers are referred to various references and other chapters compiled in this book for further reading.


Boron Nitride Graphene Sheet Boron Carbide Triangular Zone Excimer Laser Annealing 
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Y. K. Yap acknowledges National Science Foundation CAREER Award (DMR 0447555) for supporting the project on frontier carbon materials; the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DE-FG02-06ER46294) for in part supporting the project on boron nitride nanotubes; and the U.S. Department of Army (W911NF-04-1-0029) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DAAD17-03-C-0115 through Army Research Laboratory) for supporting his projects on CNTs.


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  • Chee Huei Lee
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  • Vijaya K. Kayastha
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  • Jiesheng Wang
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  • Yoke Khin Yap
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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