Synthesis of metal carbides using biological templates

Yongsoon Shin, Xiaohong S. Li, William D. Samuels, Yong Wang, Larry R. Pederson, Greg J. Exarhos

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    Nanocrystalline metal carbides (MC: M=Si, Ti) have been prepared using cellulose network mineralized with silica and titania by carbothcrmal reduction at high temperature in Ar. Hierarchical biological structures indigenous to the cellulose precursor were completely replicated after the reaction. Cubic phase MC composites show relative low oxygen content 0.24 wt% and a high lattice parameter of 4.327Å in TiC. The particle sizes of the MC composites are 200-700nm for SiC and 10-50nm for TiC, and high BET surface area, up to 150m2/g.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChemistry of Nanomaterial Synthesis and Processing
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
    Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 28 Mar 20051 Apr 2005

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)0272-9172


    Conference2005 MRS Spring Meeting
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Shin, Y., Li, X. S., Samuels, W. D., Wang, Y., Pederson, L. R., & Exarhos, G. J. (2005). Synthesis of metal carbides using biological templates. In Chemistry of Nanomaterial Synthesis and Processing (pp. 227-232). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 879).