A reduction-boronation route to nanocrystalline titanium diboride

Luyang Chen, Yunle Gu, Liang Shi, Zeheng Yang, Jianhua Ma, Yitai Qian

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    Nanocrystalline titanium diboride (TiB2) has been prepared through a reduction-boronation route by using Ti powders and BBr3 as titanium and boron sources, and metallic sodium as reductant at 400 °C. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) pattern can be indexed as hexagonal TiB 2 with the lattice constants of a=3.028 and c=3.223Å. Transmission electron microscopy images show particle morphology with average size of 15 nm. Selected area electron diffraction patterns confirm the preparation of the hexagonal TiB2.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)231-233
    Number of pages3
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr


    • A. Titanium diboride
    • B. Chemical synthesis
    • C. Transmission electron microscopy
    • C. X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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