Low-temperature synthesis and benzene-thermal growth of nanocrystalline boron nitride

Luyang Chen, Yunle Gu, Zhefeng Li, Yitai Qian, Zeheng Yang, Jianhua Ma

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    Nanocrystalline boron nitride (BN) was prepared by the reaction of BBr 3 and NaN3 at 350°C. The morphologies of particles, needles, flakes and solid balls were controlled by solvothermal growth using benzene as solvent. X-ray powder diffraction patterns can be indexed as hexagonal BN with the lattice constants of a = 2.502 and c =6.734 Å. The products were also characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectrum, fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)646-650
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 3


    • A1. Crystal morphology
    • A2. Solvothermal crystal growth
    • B1. Nanomaterials

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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