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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 304295, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/304295
Research Article

Catalyst-Free Bottom-Up Synthesis of Few-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

Received 17 March 2015; Accepted 11 August 2015

Academic Editor: Ajayan Vinu

Copyright © 2015 Shena M. Stanley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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