Corrosion resistance of monolayer hexagonal boron nitride on copper

F. Mahvash, S. Eissa, T. Bordjiba, A. C. Tavares, T. Szkopek, M. Siaj

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Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) is a layered material with high thermal and chemical stability ideal for ultrathin corrosion resistant coatings. Here, we report the corrosion resistance of Cu with hBN grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Cyclic voltammetry measurements reveal that hBN layers inhibit Cu corrosion and oxygen reduction. We find that CVD grown hBN reduces the Cu corrosion rate by one order of magnitude compared to bare Cu, suggesting that this ultrathin layer can be employed as an atomically thin corrosion-inhibition coating.

Original languageBritish English
Article number42139
JournalScientific Reports
StatePublished - 13 Feb 2017


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