What are BNNTs?
Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs) are nanoparticles that are structurally analogous to carbon nanotubes but consist of alternating atoms of boron and nitrogen. Their existence was first theorized by Dr. Alex Zettl’s group in 1994 and since then significant research and development work has been performed in an effort to better characterize and understand BN nanomaterials and their promising applications. Though a large body of work now exists describing the numerous applications and opportunities for BNNTs to revolutionize the field of materials science, they are still not very well-known and have not yet been widely adopted in industry, due primarily to low efficiency production methods and high costs for the material. Epic Advanced Materials aims to leverage a new and patented synthesis process that can deliver BNNTs in greater volume and at much lower cost than what is currently possible, enabling the next generation of advanced material technologies.