Investigation of XRD and SEM Analysis of Nickel and Hexagonal Boron Nitride Alloy Powders

Yalçın E. D., Çanakçı A.

6. ULUSLARARASI AKADEMİK ARAŞTIRMALAR KONGRESİ (ICAR-6), Ankara, Turkey, 23 - 25 August 2021, vol.6, pp.35-41

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-41
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, particle size analysis, XRD (X-ray Diffractometers), and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) analysis of nickel and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) powders were subjected to mechanical alloying at room temperature at 350 rpm for 1 hour using tungsten carbide balls in a planetary grinding ball mill. While preparing the mixtures, 1-2-3 and 4% by weight of h-BN was added to nickel. It was observed that Nickel and h-BN peaks changed in the XRD analysis of the mixed powders after the grinding process. It was observed that the powders changed shape and changed in particle size in SEM examinations. Particularly in the mechanical alloying process, the collisions between the powder particles ball-powder-mill and ball-powder-ball surfaces subjected to ball milling caused changes in powder size.