Synthesis and oxidation behavior of nanocrystalline niobium carbide

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

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    Nanocrystalline niobium carbide (NbC) was successfully synthesized at 550 °C by using a co-reduction route. X-ray powder diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectra confirmed the formation of cubic NbC. Transmission electron microscopy image revealed that typical NbC crystallites are composed of uniform particles having an average size of about 30 nm. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the oxidation of nanocrystalline NbC occurred between 350 and 550 °C.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)841-843
    Number of pages3
    JournalSolid State Ionics
    Issue number7-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 28


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Nanocrystalline
    • Niobium carbide
    • Oxidation
    • Transmission electron microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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