Ageing of nanodiamond powder: Physical characterization of the material

Alexander Alexandrovich Gromov, Sergey Alexandrovich Vorozhtsov, Vitaly Fedorovich Komarov, Gennady Viktorovich Sakovich, Yulia Igorevna Pautova, Margarete Offermann

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The crystalline nanodiamond powder produced by the technology of explosive synthesis of TNT/RDX composite and aged in air was characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD and BET methods. The ageing in air resulted in significant agglomeration of the crystals. Nanodiamond particles with the initial diameter 2-12 nm integrated into agglomerates during their storage with the significant decrease in the specific surface area from 360 (for the fresh nanodiamond) to 255 m 2/g (for the aged one).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013


  • Ageing
  • Agglomerate
  • Nanodiamond
  • Sintering
  • Surface decreasing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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