Effect of processing parameters on synthesis of nanostructured boron carbide
Paviter Singh, Manpreet Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur, Bikramjeet Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Mandeep Singh, Manjeet Kumar, Rajni Bala, Ramovatar Meena, Akshay Kumar
Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 128-131, Year 2017 | DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/214
Keywords: Boron carbide, processing parameters, solvothermal, TEM, nanoparticles.
Abstract: Boron carbide is well known metallurgical product used in cutting/coating tool industry. Nanostructured boron carbide finds its application in medical, optical and defence industry due to its structural, mechanical and optical properties. In present paper, we report the effect of processing parameters (reaction time and temperature/pressure) on the synthesis of nanostructured boron carbide. Detailed X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) analysis was done along with theoretical studies of pressure. Results show that the best temperature for synthesis of nanoscale boron carbide is 800 °C. Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.