Formation of metastable wurtzite phase boron nitride by emulsion detonation synthesis Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 The American Ceramic Society Emulsion detonation synthesis (EDS) is a newly developed process to synthesize nano-sized ceramic powders based on the detonation of 2 water-in-oil emulsions. The process provides high pressure and temperature along with rapid quenching. In this work, we report the formation of wurtzite phase BN (w-BN) for the first time by EDS process, using hexagonal BN (h-BN) as the precursor. Characterization studies demonstrated the formation of w-BN with sizes varying from nanometer to micrometer scale either embedded in or grown from h-BN matrix. These findings provide a new avenue to synthesize metastable and superhard BN phases.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • rnek, M., Hwang, C., Xie, K. Y., Pratas, S., Calado, J., Burgess, A., ... Haber, R. A.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Örnek, Metin||Hwang, Chawon||Xie, Kelvin Y||Pratas, Silvio||Calado, João||Burgess, Alan||Domnich, Vladislav||Hemker, Kevin J||Haber, Richard A

publication date

  • August 2018