B/C/N Materials Based on the Graphite Network

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  • Prof. Masayuki Kawaguchi

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    1. Department of Materials Science Osaka electro-communication university 18-8 hatsu-cho. Neyagawa. Osaka 572 (Japan)
    • Department of Materials Science Osaka electro-communication university 18-8 hatsu-cho. Neyagawa. Osaka 572 (Japan)
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    • Maria Bruma is currently Senior Scientist and Deputy Head of Department at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Iasi, Romania. She was born in Valeni-Neamt and received her basic education in Romania. She studied chemistry at the University of Iasi and gained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in 1971. She was a post-doctoral fellow from 1973 to 1974 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, working on thermostable polymers. She has been a visiting scientist at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos (1994–1995) and at the University of Potsdam (1993 and 1995–1996). Her research interests, focus on the design and synthesis of novel heterocyclic polymers with properties for high-performance applications.


  • The author is deeply grateful to Dr. N. Bartlett, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of California. Berkeley, for his great interest and thoughtful comments on the manuscript. The author also greatfully acknowledges the support of “Research for the Future” Program (No. JSPS-RFTF 96R11701) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Abstract

New semiconductors and host materials are expected to be found among newly synthesized boron/carbon/nitrogen (B/C/N) materials based on the graphite network. The synthesis, structure, and properties of such materials, including solid solutions, more-ordered B/C/N hybrids, and compounds (e.g., BC3, C5N, BC2N, BC3N, BC4N, BC6N2H3), are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to their electrical properties, luminescenc characteristics, and intercalation chemistry, together with the application of B/C/N materials as a battery electrode matrix.

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