Exploration of new materials and processing using sodium

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Recent studies on the preparation of some Si containing materials and Si crystals by using Na were reviewed. Silicon carbide and beta-iron disilicide (β-FeSi2) were fabricated at 700-800°C with Na melt or Na vapor. A new compound, Ba3Si4C2, was synthesized with Na melt and SiC nano-powder. The phase diagram of Na-Si binary system was proposed based on the results of thermal analysis and observation of sample morphology. Polycrystals and single crystals of Si were obtained by evaporation of Na from Na-Si melt at 800-900°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan


  • Materials processing
  • Silicon
  • Silicon carbide
  • Sodium flux
  • Sodium-silicon binary system
  • Suicides


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