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Synthesis of Nanotube Array Composed of an Amorphous Matrix Embedded with NaCl-Type SiC Crystallites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration Techniques

Highly dense oriented arrays of nanotubes were synthesized via a chemical vapor infiltration process using anodic alumina membrane as a template. The nanotubes have a unique granular structure, which is composed of SiC nanocrystals embedded in an amorphous matrix. X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy examinations both indicate an NaCl-type crystalline structure of the SiC nanocrystals in the nanotubes. The process described here can be extended to the preparation of other nanomaterials that are suitable to be obtained via a vapor[ndash]solid approach.

Authors:   Wen Yang, Yanjing Su, Hiroshi Araki, Eiji Abe, Hiroshi Suzuki, Tetsuji Noda
Journal:   Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Year:   2010
DOI:   10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03584.x
Publication date:   02-Apr-2010
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