Chemical preparation of aluminum borate whiskers


Gonenli I., Tas A.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0885715600010927
  • Title of Journal : POWDER DIFFRACTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-107

Abstract

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].