Large-Scale Fabrication of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and Their Utilization in Polymeric Composites with Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties

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  • Chunyi Zhi,

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    1. World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science Namiki1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 (Japan)
    • World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science Namiki1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 (Japan).
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  • Yoshio Bando,

    1. World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science Namiki1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 (Japan)
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  • Chengchun Tang,

    1. World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science Namiki1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 (Japan)
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  • Hiroaki Kuwahara,

    1. Innovation Research Institute, Teijin Ltd., 2-1, Hinode-cho, Iwakuni Yamaguchi 740-8511 (Japan)
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  • Dimitri Golberg

    1. World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science Namiki1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-004 (Japan)
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Abstract

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Ultrathin boron nitride nanosheets are fabricated and detailed morphological and structural microscopic studies of are carried out. Polymeric composites containing BN nanosheets exhibit a remarkable reduction of the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and possess enhanced elastic modulus and strength.

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