Low-temperature synthesis of Si and Si-based compounds using Na

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Low-temperature solution growth of Si crystals using Na was demonstrated based on the Na-Si binary phase diagram. Single crystals, films, porous bulk samples, and helical microtubes of Si crystals were prepared from a Na-Si solution by Na evaporation. Dissolution and crystallization of Si in a Na melt reduced the impurity content in the Si crystals. Low-temperature synthesis and morphology control of porous SiC ceramics using Na were also performed and a new ternary compound, Na8B74.5Si17.5, was synthesized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-975
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1432
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Crystal growth
  • Phase diagram
  • Purification
  • Silicon
  • Silicon carbide
  • Sodium
  • Ternary compound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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