Synthesis of ZrB2 and ZrB2-SiC powders using a sucrose-containing system

Tingyu Wang, Yun Zhang, Junping Li, Bin Zhao, Ruixing Li, Shu Yin, Zhihai Feng, Tsugio Sato, Hongnian Cai

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ZrB2 and ZrB2-SiC powders are synthesized by a sol-gel method from zirconium n-propoxide, tetraethyl orthosilicate (only for ZrB2-SiC), boric acid, and sucrose. After reduction at 1550 °C, both ZrB2 and ZrB2-SiC are unconsolidated, soft gray powders. The ZrB2-SiC particles have an equiaxed shape with a diameter of about 800 nm and a uniform size distribution. The SiC may be very finely distributed, because we barely find SiC among ZrB2 particles when using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), although both ZrB2 and SiC are identified by X-ray diffractometry (XRD).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7402-7406
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1


  • Powders
  • Sol-Gel
  • Synthesis
  • Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics
  • Zirconium Compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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