Formation characteristics of an aluminum hydroxide fiber by a hydrolysis of aluminum nano powder

Young Hwa Oh, Chang Kyu Rhee, Do Hyang Kim, Geun Hee Lee, Whung Whoe Kim

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Formation of aluminum hydroxide by a hydrolytic reaction of nano aluminum powder synthesized by a pulsed wire evaporation (PWE) method has been studied. The type and morphology of the hydroxides were investigated with various initial pH and temperatures. The nano fibrous boehmite (AlOOH) was formed predominantly over 40°C of the hydrolytic temperature, while the bayerite (Al(OH) 3) was formed predominantly below 30°C with a faceted crystalline structure. As a result, the boehmite showed a much larger specific surface area (SSA) than that of bayerite. The highest SSA of the boehmite was found about 409∈m2/g.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4191-4195
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul

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Funding Information:
Financial support from “Research center for Nanocatal-ysis funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Rep. of Korea” and “Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) of the 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE), Rep. of Korea” is gratefully acknowledged

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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