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Size controlled mechanochemical synthesis of ZrSi2

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Mechanochemical metathesis reactions were utilized to synthesize nanocrystalline ZrSi2 ranging from 9–30 nm in size. Size was controlled through dilution with CaCl2. A linear relationship was found between diluent concentration and crystallite size. Unlike typical self-propagating metathesis reactions, this reaction did not self-propagate, requiring the input of mechanical energy.

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The article was received on 30 Aug 2012, accepted on 02 Dec 2012 and first published on 06 Dec 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36323B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 707-709
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    Size controlled mechanochemical synthesis of ZrSi2

    D. Restrepo, S. M. Hick, C. Griebel, J. Alarcón, K. Giesler, Y. Chen, N. Orlovskaya and R. G. Blair, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 707
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36323B

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