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

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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–solid approach.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03584.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Materials Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 10083, China 2: National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047, Japan 3: Department of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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