Glycerol assisted growth of boron suboxycarbide whiskers

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JournalMaterials letters
DatePublished - 30 Nov 2010
Issue number22
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)2541-2543
Original languageEnglish


A high yield of boron suboxycarbide whiskers has been obtained through glycerol assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) mechanism Here we demonstrate that, glycerol, previously treated as a traditional organic binder, is more effective in assisting the high yield growth of boron suboxycarbide whiskers than carbon powders. It is suggested that the source materials act as the polymerization catalyst and the carbonization of glycerol promotes the growth of boron suboxycarbide whiskers. Our finding provides a convenient way to fabricate boron suboxycarbide whiskers Crown Copyright (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier B V All rights reserved.

    Research areas

  • Chemical vapour deposition, Ceramics, Nanomaterials, Sintering, Electron microscopy, RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY

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