Centre for Advanced Materials Processing
and Manufacturing

Seminar: Functional Boron Nitride Nanomaterials

AMPAM Seminar Series

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Venue: 49-502 Advanced Engineering Building
Speaker: Jing Lin
Event Description: 
Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) is a structural analogue of graphite in which alternating B and N atoms substitute for C atoms. hBN has many attractive properties such as high thermal conductivity, chemical inertness, optical transparency and electrical insulation. These features make hBN nanostructures as the most intriguing non-carbon nanomaterials in variety of potential fields such as nanodevices, functional composites, hydrogen storage, etc. In this seminar, Dr Lin will introduce the recent development of functional boron nitride nanomaterials, including BN nanotubes, BN nanocables, BN porous materials etc.. Firstly, highly pure ultrafine BN nanotubes synthesized via a boron oxide CVD method will be presented. The growth mechanism and properties of the BN nanotubes will be discussed. Secondly, the utilization of BN nanotube as a protective sheath on phosphor for new chemical stable nanocables will be presented. The optical properties of the nanophosphors will be discussed as well. Finally, the presentation will also discuss the recent progress on novel activated BN materials. The activated BN with high specific surface area and high surface reactivity will be synthesized and used as an effective adsorbent for metal ions and organic pollutants. Dr Lin received her PhD degree in Central China Normal University in 2008. She then worked at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2014, Dr Lin won an ARC DECRA project working in the Professor Zou’s group.

Event Attachments

Contact: Brianne Mackinnon
Email: b.mackinnon@uq.edu.au