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Synthesis of Dysprosium and Cerium Nitrides by a Mechanically Induced Gas–Solid Reaction
Journal of Nuclear Materials
  • Patrick G. Callahan, Boise State University
  • Brian J. Jaques, Boise State University
  • Brian M. Marx, Boise State University
  • Abdel Salam Hamdy, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
  • Daniel D. Osterberg, Boise State University
  • Darryl P. Butt, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2009
Abstract

A high energy ball milling process was used to produce dysprosium nitride and cerium nitride powders at room temperature. Dysprosium and cerium metal flakes were milled in a 275 kPa nitrogen atmosphere for 24 h at ambient temperatures. X-ray diffraction confirmed the formation of phase pure dysprosium nitride and cerium nitride powders. The median particle size of the resultant dysprosium nitride was measured as 4 μm using a laser scattering technique. The particle size of the cerium nitride was not measured due to its reactive nature.

Citation Information
Patrick G. Callahan, Brian J. Jaques, Brian M. Marx, Abdel Salam Hamdy, et al.. "Synthesis of Dysprosium and Cerium Nitrides by a Mechanically Induced Gas–Solid Reaction" Journal of Nuclear Materials (2009)
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