Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 1052–1055 | Cite as

Synthesis of alpha-alumina nanoribbons: characterization and their morphological evolution

  • Guang ShaoEmail author
  • Huijuan Yu
  • Wei Zeng
  • Hai-Yang Liu


Single crystalline α-alumina nanoribbons were synthesized by reacting aluminum with silicon monoxide at high temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM). The intense peaks of XRD pattern indicate that the prepared nanoribbons have a high degree of crystallinity. In the present work, silicon monoxide was used as an oxidant and precursor, which served to control the reaction rate. An interesting morphological evolution that nanoribbons resulted from nanosaws was described, and these novel nanosaws were also carefully characterized.


Liquefaction Morphological Evolution Silicon Monoxide Perfect Single Crystal Vapor Phase Growth 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No. 8451027501001447) and the Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Scholars, Ministry of Education of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guang Shao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Huijuan Yu
    • 1
  • Wei Zeng
    • 1
  • Hai-Yang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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