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Preparation of silicon carbide by electrospraying of a polymeric precursor
journal contributionposted on 12.09.2016, 11:56 by Dmitry A. Grigoriev, Mohan J. Edirisinghe, Xujin Bao, Julian R.G. Evans, Zofia B. Luklinska
Silicon carbide (SiC) coatings and films have been prepared for the first time by electrostatic atomization of a solution of a polymeric precursor and deposition on to alumina and zirconia substrates. The deposits were heated to 13008C prior to their examination by X-ray energy-dispersive spectra and selected-area diffraction in scanning and transmission electron microscopes. The results show that these coatings and films are crystalline and probably consist of co-existing a- SiC and b-SiC phases.
We thank the Royal Society of the UK for funding electrostatic atomisation research at Queen Mary, University of London, by providing an equipment grant to Professor Edirisinghe and a visiting post-doctoral fellowship to Dr Grigoriev.
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