Atomically thin hexagonal boron nitride nanofilm for Cu protection: the importance of film perfection

Majharul Haque Khan, Sina S. Jamali, Andrey Lyalin, Paul J. Molino, Lei Jiang, Hua Kun Liu, Tetsuya Taketsugu, Zhenguo Huang

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Outstanding protection of Cu by high-quality boron nitride nanofilm (BNNF) 1–2 atomic layers thick in salt water is observed, while defective BNNF accelerates the reaction of Cu toward water. The chemical stability, insulating nature, and impermeability of ions through the BN hexagons render BNNF a great choice for atomic-scale protection.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1603937
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • anticorrosion
  • DFT calculations
  • electrochemistry
  • hexagonal boron nitride
  • nanofilms

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