About Nitrides

Boron nitride chemical structureNitrides are any of a class of chemical compounds in which nitrogen is combined with an element of similar or lower electronegativity, such as boron, silicon, and most metals.  Certain metal nitrides are unstable, and most react with water to form ammonia and the oxide or hydroxide of the metal; but the nitrides of boron, vanadium, silicon, titanium, and tantalum are very refractory, resistant to chemical attack, and hard—they therefore are useful as abrasives and in making crucibles.

Boron nitride is used in lubricants and insulators. Silicon nitride is also used as an insulator as well as for cutting materials. Gallium and indium nitrides are used as semiconductors, titanium nitride is used in metal coatings, and lithium nitride is often used in hydrogen storage . The diamond-like nitrides of aluminum, gallium and indium all have the wurtzite structure in which each atom occupies tetrahedral sites. For example in aluminum nitride, each aluminum atom has four neighboring nitrogen atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron and similarly each nitrogen atom has four neighboring aluminum atoms at the corners of a tetrahedron.

Recent Research & Development for Nitrides

Sandwich-like mesoporous graphite-like carbon nitride (Meso-g-CN)/WP/Meso-g-CN laminated heterojunctions solar-driven photocatalysts., Yang, Zekang, Xing Zipeng, Feng Qingmao, Jiang Hao, Zhang Jiaqi, Xiao Yawei, Li Zhenzi, Chen Peng, and Zhou Wei , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 May 15, Volume 568, p.255-263, (2020)

Single photon emission from top-down etched III-nitride quantum dots., Hou, Yaonan, Wang Yong, and Ai Qingkang , Nanotechnology, 2020 Mar 27, Volume 31, Issue 13, p.13LT01, (2020)

Graphitic carbon nitride/graphene oxide(g-CN/GO) nanocomposites covalently linked with ferrocene containing dendrimer for ultrasensitive detection of pesticide., Xiao, Fengjuan, Li Hongli, Yan Xinrui, Yan Lu, Zhang Xuefei, Wang Meng, Qian Cheng, and Wang Yiqi , Anal Chim Acta, 2020 Mar 22, Volume 1103, p.84-96, (2020)

Tunable Cherenkov Radiation of Phonon Polaritons in Silver Nanowire/Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heterostructures., Zhang, Yiran, Hu Cheng, Lyu Bosai, Li Hongyuan, Ying Zhe, Wang Lele, Deng Aolin, Luo Xingdong, Gao Qiang, Chen Jiajun, et al. , Nano Lett, 2020 Mar 11, (2020)

Interactions in stanene centred vdW trilayers structures of boron-nitride and graphene: Effect of mirror symmetry on electronic interactions., Yun, Fei Frank, Cortie David Laurence, and Wang Xiaolin , J Phys Condens Matter, 2020 Mar 06, (2020)

High-Loading Boron Nitride-Based Bio-Inspired Paper with Plastic-like Ductility and Metal-like Thermal Conductivity., Wang, Yunjing, Xia Shuang, Xiao Guang, Di Jiangtao, and Wang Jianfeng , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2020 Mar 04, (2020)

Porous Tantalum Nitride Single Crystal at Two Centimeter Scale with Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performance., Xie, Kui, Jin Lu, Cheng Fangyuan, and Li Hao , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2020 Mar 04, (2020)

Ability of adhesion and biofilm formation of pathogens of periprosthetic joint infections on titanium-niobium nitride (TiNbN) ceramic coatings., Bidossi, Alessandro, Bottagisio Marta, De Grandi Roberta, and De Vecchi Elena , J Orthop Surg Res, 2020 Mar 04, Volume 15, Issue 1, p.90, (2020)

Surface chemistry-dependent activity and comparative investigation on the enhanced photocatalytic performance of graphitic carbon nitride modified with various nanocarbons., Liu, Qiaoran, Zhou Li, Gao Jun, Wang Shaobin, Liu Lihong, and Liu Shaomin , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Jun 01, Volume 569, p.12-21, (2020)

Highly nitrogen-doped porous carbon transformed from graphitic carbon nitride for efficient metal-free catalysis., Gao, Yaowen, Li Tong, Zhu Yue, Chen Zhenhuan, Liang Jingyuan, Zeng Qingyi, Lyu Lai, and Hu Chun , J Hazard Mater, 2020 Jul 05, Volume 393, p.121280, (2020)

Size and temperature effect of Young's modulus of boron nitride nanosheet., Qin, Hongfa, Liang Yingjing, and Huang Jianzhang , J Phys Condens Matter, 2020 Jan 16, Volume 32, Issue 3, p.035302, (2020)

Three dimensional Pt island-on-Au architectures coupled with graphite carbon nitride nanosheets for effective photo-accelerated methanol electro-oxidation., Wang, Xuandong, Sun Mingjuan, Guo Yan, Hu Jiayue, and Zhu Mingshan , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2020 Jan 15, Volume 558, p.38-46, (2020)

Optimization of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane functionalization on silicon nitride surface for biomolecule immobilization., Saengdee, Pawasuth, Promptmas Chamras, Thanapitak Surachoke, Srisuwan Awirut, Pankiew Apirak, Thornyanadacha Nutthaphat, Chaisriratanakul Woraphan, Chaowicharat Ekalak, and Jeamsaksiri Wutthinan , Talanta, 2020 Jan 15, Volume 207, p.120305, (2020)

Photocatalytic behavior of biochar-modified carbon nitride with enriched visible-light reactivity., Meng, Lirong, Yin Wenhua, Wang Shengsen, Wu Xiaoge, Hou Jianhua, Yin Weiqin, Feng Ke, Ok Yong Sik, and Wang Xiaozhi , Chemosphere, 2020 Jan, Volume 239, p.124713, (2020)

Porous graphitic carbon nitride for solar photocatalytic applications., Li, Yang, Li Xin, Zhang Huaiwu, and Xiang Quanjun , Nanoscale Horiz, 2020 Feb 24, (2020)