A simple nitrification route to nanocrystalline CrN

Peijun Cai, Wanqun Zhang, Luyang Chen, Yitai Qian

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    Nanocrystalline chromium nitride (CrN) has been synthesized by reacting metallic chromium (Cr) powder with sodium azide (NaN3) at the temperature range of 450-550 °C. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). This work shows that it is very simple to synthesize CrN nanocrystalline and opens a wide route towards synthesis of other metallic nitrides.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-223
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 13


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Chromium nitride
    • Nano-structures
    • X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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