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 Sept 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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