XPS investigation of Si3N4/SiC nanocomposites prepared using a commercial polymer

Yoon Suk Oh, Woo Seok Cho, Chang Sam Kim, Dae Soon Lim, Deock Soo Cheong

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We have synthesized Si3N4/SiC nanocomposites using a commercial polymer. Formation behavior of SiC nanoparticles has been studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Based on the XPS results, we concluded that SiC nanoparticles were formed by a chemical reaction of Si provided from Si3N4 with free carbon obtained by pyrolysis of a polymer around 1300 °C. The presence of CNx compounds in samples processed in an Ar atmosphere supported our explanation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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