Synthesis and characteristics of cubic silicon carbide nanospheres with smooth surfaces

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Author(s)

  • J. Zhu
  • X. Xiong
  • X. L. Wu
  • H. T. Chen
  • W. C. Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6643-6647
Journal / PublicationJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Abstract

Large quantities of cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC) nanospheres are synthesized on silicon wafer using zinc sulphide (ZnS) and activated carbon powder. The synthesized nanospheres have smooth surfaces and their diameters range from 20 to 430 nm. The growth of these nanospheres can be explained by a gas-solid model. ZnS powder plays a key role in the formation of activated Si and SiC x. Carburization of the activated Si and SiO x by CO gas leads to the formation of the 3C-SiC nanospheres. Special three-dimensional structure of the product is related to high concentrations of the reactants. Copyright © 2009 American Scientific Publishers.

Research Area(s)

  • Cubic silicon carbide, Gas-solid model, Nanospheres

Citation Format(s)

Synthesis and characteristics of cubic silicon carbide nanospheres with smooth surfaces. / Zhu, J.; Xiong, X.; Wu, X. L.; Chen, H. T.; Zhang, W. C.; Chu, Paul K.

In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 11, 11.2009, p. 6643-6647.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review