Mullite whiskers were synthesized by heating a mixture of SiO2 and silicon in an alumina tube reactor under a flow of H2 and CF4. The length and diameter of the whiskers were several hundred micrometers and > 15 μm, respectively. It was postulated that a vapor phase reaction between SiF4 and AlF3 made possible the synthesis of the large mullite whiskers.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Feb|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry