Study on Synthesis Nanomicrostructures of Zinc Borate (Zn3B6O12•3.5H2O) with Different Morphologies
The crystal zinc borate (Zn3B6O12·3.5H2O) nano-strips and nano-flakes were successfully prepared by a wet method using boric acid (H3BO3) and Zn(NO3)2·H2O as raw materials in situ aqueous solution, and triethanolamine as the modifying agent. The nano/microstructures and morphologies of the as-obtained samples were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). It had been found that the as-prepared materials displayed nanostrips with average length from 100 to 200nm and the thicknesses about 30nm as well as nanoflakes with diameter about 4μm and thickness about several nanometers morphology.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
H. Ren et al., "Study on Synthesis Nanomicrostructures of Zinc Borate (Zn3B6O12•3.5H2O) with Different Morphologies", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 1687-1691, 2011