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Synthesis, Structural, Optical and Mechanical Characterization of SrB2O4 Nanorods
  • Rui Li
  • Lihong Bao
  • Xiaodong Li, University of South Carolina - Columbia
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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.
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Rui Li, Lihong Bao and Xiaodong Li. "Synthesis, Structural, Optical and Mechanical Characterization of SrB2O4 Nanorods" CrystEngComm Vol. 13 Iss. 19 (2011) p. 5858 - 5862
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