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From Borax to Ultralong One-Dimensional Boric Acid

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posted on 19.02.2009, 00:00 by Wei Wang, Kezheng Chen, Zhikun Zhang
An extremely facile synthesis route to ultralong boric acid one-dimensional (1D) micron structures was developed, and the anisotropic growth of boric acid was interpreted by the rolling mechanism of layered structures. Studies on the microscale tribological properties of 1D boric acid were done with the help of atomic force and lateral force microscopy techniques, showing the results of excellent lubricating properties of the 1D boric acid micron structures.