Experimental study on the stability of graphitic C3N4 under high pressure and high temperature

Leiming Fang, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Toru Shinmei, Tetsuo Irifune

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The stability and decomposition of graphitic C3N4 (g-C3N4) were studied in the pressure and temperature range of 10-25 GPa and up to 2000°C by multi-anvil experiments and phase characterization of the quenched products. g-C3N4 was found to remain stable at relatively mild temperatures, but decomposes to graphite and nitrogen at temperatures above 600-700°C and up to 15 GPa, while it decomposes directly to diamond (plus nitrogen) above 800-900°C and between 22 and 25 GPa. The estimated decomposition curve for g-C 3N4 has a positive slope (~ 0.05 GPa/K) up to ~ 22 GPa, but becomes inverted (negative) above this pressure. The diamond formed through decomposition is characterized by euhedral crystals which are not sintered to each other, but loosely aggregated, suggesting the crystallization in a liquid (nitrogen) medium. The nitrogen release from the graphitic CN framework may also play an important role in lowering the activation energy required for diamond formation and enhancing the grain growth rate. No phase transition of g-C 3N4 was found in the studied P-T range.

ジャーナルDiamond and Related Materials
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 化学 (全般)
  • 機械工学
  • 材料化学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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