Synthesis and oxidation behavior of chromium silicide (Cr3Si) nanorods

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

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    Chromium silicide (Cr3Si) nanorods were successfully synthesized using anhydrous chromium trichloride and silicon tetrachloride as starting materials via a co-reduction route at 600°C in an autoclave. X-ray powder diffraction pattern indicated that the product was cubic Cr3Si (a = 4.555 Å). Transmission electron microscope images indicated that the sample consisted of single-crystalline nanorods with a diameter of 40-80nm, an average length of about 600nm and a maximum length of about 1.0μm. The oxidation of Cr3Si began to proceed at the temperature of 650°C in air, but the product had a high thermal oxidation stability below 1000°C due to the formed protective layer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)249-252
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 28


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Chromium silicide
    • Nanorods
    • Thermal property
    • X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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