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Luminescence of hexagonal boron nitride explained

Luminescence of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) has puzzled researchers for long time. In standard solid state physics textbooks direct band gap semiconductors are considered efficient light emitters while indirect ones are regarded as inefficient. Hexagonal boron nitride seems to defy this rule. In fact hBN emits light in the ultraviolet with an efficient comparable to… Read More

Efficient Gate-tunable light-emitting device made of defective boron nitride nanotubes

I published my first “Nature”, even if the lower level one, a Nature Scientific Reports: Efficient Gate-tunable light-emitting device made of defective boron nitride nanotubes: from ultraviolet to the visible Claudio Attaccalite, Ludger Wirtz, Andrea Marini & Angel Rubio Scientific Reports 3, Article number:2698 Boron nitride is a promising material for nanotechnology applications due to… Read More