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Title: Single step synthesis of nanostructured boron nitride for boron neutron capture therapy

Nanostructured Boron Nitride (BN) has been successfully synthesized by carbo-thermic reduction of Boric Acid (H{sub 3}BO{sub 3}). This method is a relatively low temperature synthesis route and it can be used for large scale production of nanostructured BN. The synthesized nanoparticles have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential thermal analyzer (DTA). XRD analysis confirmed the formation of single phase nanostructured Boron Nitride. SEM analysis showed that the particles are spherical in shape. DTA analysis showed that the phase is stable upto 900 °C and the material can be used for high temperature applications as well boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT)
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Advanced Functional Materials lab, Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib-140406 Punjab (India)
  2. Department of Materials Engineering, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune 411025 (India)
  3. Material Science Research Lab, Department of basic and Applied Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala 147002 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391734
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1661; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICCMP 2014: International Conference on Condensed Matter Physics 2014, Shimla (India), 4-6 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BORIC ACID; BORON; BORON NITRIDES; DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; X-RAY DIFFRACTION