Low temperature synthesis of β-SiC powder by the Na flux method using fullerene and silicon

Fumihiro Kawamura, Hisanori Yamane, Takahiro Yamada, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Abstract

Silicon carbide (SiC) powder was prepared by heating a mixture of fullerene and silicon powders at 900-1000 K for 24 h with a Na flux. X-ray and electron diffraction revealed that the obtained powder was β-SiC. The agglomerates of SiC particles with a size of a few dozen nm were observed by transmission electron microscopy. The specific surface area and mean particle size of the SiC powder prepared at 1000 K were 12 m2/g and 88 nm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Volume115
Issue number1337
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

Keywords

  • Fullerene
  • Low temperature synthesis
  • Na flux
  • Nano-particle
  • SiC

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