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

Opposite Behavior of Multilayer Graphene/ Indium-Tin-Oxide -Electrode for Gallium Nitride Based-Light Emitting Diodes Depending on Thickness of Indium-Tin-Oxide Layer., Kim, Tae Kyoung, Yoon Yeo Jin, Oh Seung Kyu, Cha Yu-Jung, Hong In Yeol, Cho Moon Uk, Hong Chan-Hwa, Choi Hong Kyw, and Kwak Joon Seop , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Sep 01, Volume 18, Issue 9, p.6106-6111, (2018)

Label-free surface plasmon resonance biosensing with titanium nitride thin film., Qiu, Guangyu, Ng Siu Pang, and Wu Chi-Man Lawrence , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 May 30, Volume 106, p.129-135, (2018)

A silicon-based neural probe with densely-packed low-impedance titanium nitride microelectrodes for ultrahigh-resolution in vivo recordings., Fiáth, Richárd, Raducanu Bogdan Cristian, Musa Silke, Andrei Alexandru, Lopez Carolina Mora, van Hoof Chris, Ruther Patrick, Aarts Arno, Horváth Domonkos, and Ulbert István , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 May 30, Volume 106, p.86-92, (2018)

Facile preparation of a TiO quantum dot/graphitic carbon nitride heterojunction with highly efficient photocatalytic activity., Wang, Xing, Jiang Subin, Huo Xuejian, Xia Rui, Muhire Elisée, and Gao Meizhen , Nanotechnology, 2018 May 18, Volume 29, Issue 20, p.205702, (2018)

Nickel sulfide/graphitic carbon nitride/strontium titanate (NiS/g-CN/SrTiO) composites with significantly enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production activity., Luo, Xiu-Li, He Gang-Ling, Fang Yue-Ping, and Xu Yue-Hua , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 May 15, Volume 518, p.184-191, (2018)

Ammonium-tungstate-promoted growth of boron nitride nanotubes., E, Songfeng, Li Chaowei, Li Taotao, Geng Renjie, Li Qiulong, Lu Weibang, and Yao Yagang , Nanotechnology, 2018 May 11, Volume 29, Issue 19, p.195604, (2018)

Development of graphite carbon nitride based fluorescent immune sensor for detection of alpha fetoprotein., Li, Yike, Dong Lingyu, Wang Xiangfeng, Liu Yuan, Liu Hailing, and Xie Mengxia , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2018 May 05, Volume 196, p.103-109, (2018)

An ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescent immunosensor based on graphene oxide coupled graphite-like carbon nitride and multiwalled carbon nanotubes-gold for the detection of diclofenac., Hu, Liuyi, Zheng Jing, Zhao Kang, Deng Anping, and Li Jianguo , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 Mar 15, Volume 101, p.260-267, (2018)

Multi c-BN Coatings by r.f Diode Sputtering and Investigation of Wear Behavior., Park, Sung-Tae, Han Jeon-Geon, and Keunecke M , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Mar 01, Volume 18, Issue 3, p.2266-2270, (2018)

Chiro-plasmonic refractory metamaterial with titanium nitride (TiN) core-shell nanohelices., Venkataramanababu, Sruthi, Nair Greshma, Deshpande Preeti, A Jithin M., Mohan Sangeneni, and Ghosh Ambarish , Nanotechnology, 2018 Jun 22, Volume 29, Issue 25, p.255203, (2018)

Effect of Particle Size and Impact Velocity on Collision Behaviors Between Nano-Scale TiN Particles: MD Simulation., Yao, Hai-Long, Hu Xiao-Zhen, and Yang Guan-Jun , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 18, Issue 6, p.4121-4126, (2018)

A facile photoelectrochemical sensor for high sensitive ROS and AA detection based on graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets., Mazhabi, Robabeh Motaghed, Ge Liqin, Jiang Hui, and Wang Xuemei , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 107, p.54-61, (2018)

Effect of high carbon incorporation in Co substrates on the epitaxy of hexagonal boron nitride/graphene heterostructures., Khanaki, Alireza, Tian Hao, Xu Zhongguang, Zheng Renjing, He Yanwei, Cui Zhenjun, Yang Jingchuan, and Liu Jianlin , Nanotechnology, 2018 Jan 19, Volume 29, Issue 3, p.035602, (2018)

A Molecular Approach to Manganese Nitride Acting as a High Performance Electrocatalyst in the Oxygen Evolution Reaction., Walter, Carsten, Menezes Prashanth W., Orthmann Steven, Schuch Jona, Connor Paula, Kaiser Bernhard, Lerch Martin, and Driess Matthias , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 57, Issue 3, p.698-702, (2018)