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Title:Natural precursor based hydrothermal synthesis of sodium carbide for reactor applications
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Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Carbides are a class of materials with high mechanical strength and refractory nature which finds a wide range of applications in industries and nuclear reactors. The existing synthesis methods of all types of carbides have problems in terms of use of toxic chemical precursors, high-cost, etc. Sodium carbide (Na2C2) which is an alkali metal carbide is the least explored one and also that there is no report of low-cost and low-temperature synthesis of sodium carbide using the eco-friendly, easily available natural precursors. In the present work, we report a simple low-cost, non-toxic hydrothermal synthesis of refractory sodium carbide using the natural precursor—Pandanus. The formation of sodium carbide along with boron carbide is evidenced by the structural and morphological characterizations. The sample thus synthesized is subjected to field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), x-ray powder diffraction (XRD), ultraviolet (UV)—visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman, and photoluminescent (PL) spectroscopic techniques.
Keywords:sodium carbide, pandanus, hydrothermal synthesis, porous materials
Year of publishing:2017
Number of pages:10
Numbering:4, 12
COBISS_ID:113423875 Link is opened in a new window
DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/aa9db9 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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Title:Materials Research Express
Year of publishing:2017