A facile molten salt route to K2Nb8O21 nanoribbons

Cheng Yan Xu, Liang Zhen*, Li Yang, Kai He, Wen Zhu Shao, Lu Chang Qin

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Single-crystalline K2Nb8O21 nanoribbons with width of 100-500 nm and thickness of ca. 30 nm, and length up to tens of micron, have been successfully synthesized by simply calcining Nb2O5 powders in molten KCl, and characterized with XRD, SEM, SEM, HRTEM and selected-area electron diffraction technique. The growth direction of the obtained K2Nb8O21 nanoribbons was determined to be the 〈1 0 0〉 crystallography direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalCeramics International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


  • Crystal growth
  • KNbO nanoribbons
  • Molten salt synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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