Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline TaN

Liang Shi, Zeheng Yang, Luyang Chen, Yitai Qian

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    Tantalum nitride (TaN) nanocrystals have been successfully synthesized at 650°C through a solid-state reaction in an autoclave. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern indicates that the product is a mixture of hexagonal and metastable cubic TaN. Transmission electron microscopy images and selected area electron diffraction patterns show that the hexagonal TaN crystallites consist of nanorod with a typical size of about 50 × 1000 nm and the cubic TaN crystallites are composed of uniform particles with an average size of about 30 nm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-120
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1


    • A. Nanostructures
    • B. Chemical synthesis
    • C. Transmission electron microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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