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Effect of processing parameters on synthesis of nanostructured boron carbide   

Paviter Singh1, Manpreet Kaur1, Gurpreet Kaur1, Bikramjeet Singh1, Kulwinder Singh1,
Harpreet Kaur1, Mandeep Singh1, Manjeet Kumar2, Rajni Bala3, Ramovatar Meena4,
Akshay Kumar1*

1Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, Department of Nanotechnology,

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, 140407, Punjab, India

2Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune, 411025, India

3Department of Mathematics, Punjabi University, Patiala, 147 002, India

4Nanotoxicological laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,

Delhi, 110067, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2017, 2 (2), 128-131

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/214

Publication Date (Web):05 February 2017

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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.


Boron carbide, processing parameters, solvothermal, TEM, nanoparticles.