Mullite whiskers were synthesized by heating a mixture of SiO 2 and silicon in an alumina tube reactor under a flow of H 2 and CF 4. The length and diameter of the whiskers were several hundred micrometers and > 15 μm, respectively. It was postulated that a vapor phase reaction between SiF 4 and AlF 3 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 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry