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Synthesis, structural, optical and mechanical characterization of SrB2O4nanorods

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Abstract

Single crystalline strontium borate (SrB2O4) nanorods were synthesized for the first time via a facile sol–gel route at low temperature. The SrB2O4 nanorods have a good crystalline nature with the growth direction along the [511] orientation and they are transparent from the ultraviolet to the visible regimes. Nanoscale three-point bending tests were performed directly on individual nanorods to probe their mechanical properties using an atomic force microscope. The elastic modulus of SrB2O4 nanorods was measured to be 158.2 ± 2.8 GPa, exhibiting a significant increase compared with other borate nanostructures and bulk borates.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structural, optical and mechanical characterization of SrB2O4 nanorods

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Submitted
09 May 2011
Accepted
27 Jun 2011
First published
02 Aug 2011

CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 5858-5862
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Synthesis, structural, optical and mechanical characterization of SrB2O4 nanorods

R. Li, L. Bao and X. Li, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 5858
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05537B

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