Chemical preparation of aluminum borate whiskers

Gonenli I., Tas A.

POWDER DIFFRACTION, vol.15, no.2, pp.104-107, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0885715600010927
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-107
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Aluminum borate (9Al(2)O(3). 2B(2)O(3)) whiskers were chemically synthesized in potassium sulphate flux by using the starting chemicals of aluminum sulphate and boric acid. The synthesis temperature of 1075 degrees C was found to be the optimum with respect to whisker morphology. A tentative X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern was suggested for the whiskers produced after heating at 1150 degrees C. The product purity, phase composition, and whisker morphology were investigated by XRD, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. (C) 2000 International Centre for Diffraction Data. [S0885-7156(00)00601-1].