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Accordion-shaped 10B nanostructures by sonication-assisted direct oxidation pathway for neutron sensors

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Abstract

A simple original route is used to produce boron nanomaterials at room temperature, which is attractive compared to already known methods. Accordion shaped amorphous boron nanomaterials are elaborated. Very unusual morphologies are obtained from an original approach based on the direct oxidation of a solid state LixB alloy used as a boron precursor. The amorphous and nanosized materials produced in this controlled reaction of hydrolysis are characterized using electron microscopy, gas sorption methods, light scattering diffusion, X-ray diffraction, IR and Raman spectroscopies. Regular and residue free thin deposits on metal plates, tested as neutron detectors, display good efficiency in neutron detection.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2016, accepted on 07 Jan 2017 and first published on 09 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03069F
New J. Chem., 2017,41, 1765-1772

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    Accordion-shaped 10B nanostructures by sonication-assisted direct oxidation pathway for neutron sensors

    M. Tillard, F. M'Rabet, B. Rottner and C. Charnay, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 1765
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03069F

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