Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: why it’s important to commercialise new materials by Gary Walsh

BNNT is just one of the many “new material” innovations in Australian laboratories. The future of Australian manufacturing will be more secure with continued support to commercialise such ideas and retain the knowledge in this country. Most importantly, these high-tech businesses are unique and involve complex, secret processes, making them virtually impossible for others to copy.

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Fluorescing boron nitride nanotubes provide look at material’s motion in solution

Boron-based nanomaterials such as borophene and boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have superior and complementary properties to carbon-based nanomaterials. For example, borophene is stronger and more flexible than graphene, and BNNTs are electrically insulating rather than conducting (the opposite of carbon nanotubes).

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