Low-temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline vanadium diboride

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

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    Nanocrystalline vanadium diboride (VB2) were successfully synthesized at 650 °C through a solid state reaction. The synthesis was carried out by reacting VCl4 with NaBH4 and Mg in an autoclave. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern indicates the formation of hexagonal VB2. An atomic ratio of B to V of 2.11:1.0 is determined from X-ray photoelectron spectra. Transmission electron microscopy image shows that typical VB2 crystallites are composed of uniform particles with the grain size in the range of 50-100 nm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2890-2892
    Number of pages3
    JournalMaterials Letters
    Issue number22-23
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep


    • Nanomaterials
    • Vanadium diboride
    • X-ray powder diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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