A low-temperature route to nanocrystalline boron nitride whiskers and flakes

Luyang Chen, Mingxing Huang, Tao Luo, Yunle Gu, Liang Shi, Zeheng Yang, Yitai Qian

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Nanocrystalline boron nitride (BN) was prepared by the reaction of BBr 3 and Mg3N2 at 400 °C. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) patterns can be indexed as hexagonal BN with the lattice constants of a=2.504 and c=6.671 Å. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed whisker-like and flake-like morphology. The product was also characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectrum (XPS) and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3634-3636
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number27-28
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Boron nitride
  • Whiskers
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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