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One-dimensional lead borate nanowhiskers for joint shielding of neutron and gamma radiations: controlled synthesis, microstructure, and performance evaluation

Abstract

Lead borate nanowhiskers have been successfully prepared by a facile low-temperature solvothermal method. The morphologies and crystal sizes of the lead borate nanowhiskers are controlled by adjusting the amount of added ammonia hydroxide in the solvothermal reaction. The morphology evolution and structure changes are tracked during the growth process by field SEM, TEM and XRD, respectively. The as-prepared lead borate nanowhiskers are 60-90 μm in length and 150-500 nm in diameter, which possess typical single-crystal attributes. The influence of lead borate nanowhiskers on the mechanical properties, thermal conductivity and radiations shielding performance of polymer composites are also discussed. The results show that lead borate nanowhiskers can significantly improve these properties of composites. The excellent integrated properties contribute to the application of materials for shielding mixed neutron and gamma radiations.

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The article was received on 25 Aug 2017, accepted on 13 Nov 2017 and first published on 13 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01547J
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    One-dimensional lead borate nanowhiskers for joint shielding of neutron and gamma radiations: controlled synthesis, microstructure, and performance evaluation

    Y. Wu, Q. Zhang, D. Zhou, L. Liu, C. Y. Xu, D. Xu and Y. Zhou, CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01547J

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