A room-temperature approach to boron nitride hollow spheres

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

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    Boron nitride hollow spheres were synthesized by the reaction of BBr 3 and NaNH2 at room temperature; X-ray powder diffraction pattern could be indexed as hexagonal BN with the lattice constants of a=2.482 and c=6.701Å; high-resolution transmission electron microscopy image showed the hollow spheres consisted of BN nanoparticles, with diameter between 80 and 300 nm; a possible formation mechanism of BN hollow spheres was discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)537-540
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


    • A. Boron nitride
    • 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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