Reduction-boronation route to chromium boride (CrB) nanorods

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

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    Chromium boride (CrB) nanorods were synthesized via a reduction-boronation route at 650°C in molten salt in an autoclave. The X-ray diffraction pattern of the product was indexed as the orthorhombic CrB. Transmission electron microscope images indicated that the sample consisted of single-crystalline nanorods with the diameter of 10-30 nm and a maximum length of 1.5 μm. The PL spectra showed the ultraviolet light emission at 340 nm. The thermogravimetric analysis showed that the product also had very good anti-oxidation properties below 630°C. A possible growth mechanism was proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-198
    Number of pages5
    JournalChemical Physics Letters
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 4

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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