Low temperature synthesis of β-SiC powder by the Na flux method using fullerene and silicon

Fumihiro Kawamura, Hisanori Yamane, Takahiro Yamada, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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    Abstract

    Silicon carbide (SiC) powder was prepared by heating a mixture of fullerene and silicon powders at 900-1000 K for 24 h with a Na flux. X-ray and electron diffraction revealed that the obtained powder was β-SiC. The agglomerates of SiC particles with a size of a few dozen nm were observed by transmission electron microscopy. The specific surface area and mean particle size of the SiC powder prepared at 1000 K were 12 m2/g and 88 nm, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)74-76
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Volume115
    Issue number1337
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

    Keywords

    • Fullerene
    • Low temperature synthesis
    • Na flux
    • Nano-particle
    • SiC

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry

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