Chapter 49. Synthesis of Ain/BN Composite Materials Via Chemical Processing

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. T. D. Xiao1,
  2. K. E. Gonsalves1,2,
  3. P. R. Strutt1,
  4. G. M. Chow3 and
  5. X. Chen1,2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch49

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Xiao, T. D., Gonsalves, K. E., Strutt, P. R., Chow, G. M. and Chen, X. (2008) Synthesis of Ain/BN Composite Materials Via Chemical Processing, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch49

Author Information

  1. 1

    Connecticut Advanced Technology Center for Precision Manufacturing, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269

  2. 2

    Polymer Science Program-Institute of Materials Science & Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269

  3. 3

    Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375273

Online ISBN: 9780470314234

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Keywords:

  • homogeneously;
  • hexagonal;
  • methodology;
  • aqueous solution;
  • pyrolysis

Summary

Aluminum nitride/boron nitride nanocomposite materials were synthesized by using boric acid, urea, and aluminum chloride hexahydrate as the starting compounds. The starting materials were dissolved in water and mixed homogeneously. Ammonolysis of the aqueous solution resulted in the formation of a precomposite gel, which converted into the AIN/BN composite on further heat treatment. Characterization of both the precomposite and the composite powders included XRD, FTIR, NMR and TEM. Analysis of the composite revealed that the A1N had a hexagonal crystal structure and the BN phase a turbostratic structure.