Preparation and some properties of nanocrystalline ZrB2 powders

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

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    Nanocrystalline ZrB2 has been prepared by the reaction of ZrCl4 with NaBH4 in the temperature range of 500-700 °C. The microstructure of the powders consists of uniform particles about 20 nm in size. The UV-vis absorption spectra and thermal oxidation behavior of the products are studied.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)959-961
    Number of pages3
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr


    • Borides
    • Nanocrystalline materials
    • Oxidation
    • X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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