Synthesis and morphology control of nanocrystalline boron nitride

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

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    Nanocrystalline boron nitride (BN) with needle-like and hollow spherical morphology has been synthesized by nitriding of MgB2 with NH 4Cl and NH4Cl-NaN3, respectively. The amount of NaN3 has an obvious effect on the size of the hollow spheres. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectra, and transmission electron microscopy. The possible mechanism of morphology control is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)721-724
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar


    • Characterization
    • Chemical synthesis
    • Hexagonal boron nitride
    • Morphology control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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