Mg-catalyzed autoclave synthesis of aligned silicon carbide nanostructures.

  title={Mg-catalyzed autoclave synthesis of aligned silicon carbide nanostructures.},
  author={Guangcheng Xi and Yankuan Liu and Xiaoyan Liu and Xiaoqing Wang and Yitai Qian},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  volume={110 29},
In this article, a novel magnesium-catalyzed co-reduction route was developed for the large-scale synthesis of aligned beta-SiC one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures at relative lower temperature (600 degrees C). By carefully controlling the reagent concentrations, we could synthesize beta-SiC rodlike and needlelike nanostructures. The possible growth mechanism of the as-synthesized beta-SiC 1D nanostructures has been investigated. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized beta-SiC… CONTINUE READING