A co-reduction synthesis of superconducting NbC nanorods

Liang Shi, Yunle Gu, Luyang Chen, Zeheng Yang, Jianhua Ma, Yitai Qian

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    Abstract

    NbC nanorods with diameters of 50-150 nm were successfully synthesized through a new chemical route by using NbCl5 and hexachlorobutadiene (C4C16) as Nb and C sources, and Na metal as the reductant at 600°C in an autoclave. This reaction temperature is much lower than that used in traditional methods. The as-prepared NbC nanorods were characterized by x-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectra. Magnetization measurement indicated that the NbC nanorods have a superconducting transition at 12.3 K.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8459-8464
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
    Volume16
    Issue number46
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 24

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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