Ultrarapid Multimode Microwave Synthesis of Nano/Submicron β-SiC
AbstractThis paper presents the design, development and realization of a fast and novel process for the synthesis of 3C silicon carbide (β-SiC) nanorods and submicron powder. Using SiO2 (or Si) and activated carbon (AC), this process allows β-SiC to be synthesized with almost 100% purity in timeframes of seconds or minutes using multimode microwave rotary tube reactors under open-air conditions. The synthesis temperature used was 1460 ± 50 °C for Si + AC and 1660 ± 50 °C for SiO2 + AC. The shortest β-SiC synthesis time achieved was about 20 s for Si + AC and 100 s for SiO2 + AC. This novel synthesis method allows for scaled-up flow processes in the rapid industrial-scale production of β-SiC, having advantages of time/energy saving and carbon dioxide emission reduction over comparable modern processes. View Full-Text
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Zhao, M.; Johnson, M.; He, W.; Li, G.; Zhao, C.; Yu, L.; Huang, J.; Zhu, H. Ultrarapid Multimode Microwave Synthesis of Nano/Submicron β-SiC. Materials 2018, 11, 317.
Zhao M, Johnson M, He W, Li G, Zhao C, Yu L, Huang J, Zhu H. Ultrarapid Multimode Microwave Synthesis of Nano/Submicron β-SiC. Materials. 2018; 11(2):317.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Min; Johnson, Michael; He, Wenzhi; Li, Guangming; Zhao, Chen; Yu, Luling; Huang, Juwen; Zhu, Haochen. 2018. "Ultrarapid Multimode Microwave Synthesis of Nano/Submicron β-SiC." Materials 11, no. 2: 317.
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