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Self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of nano-TiCx particles with different shapes by using carbon nano-tube as C source

Shenbao Jin12, Ping Shen12, Dongshuai Zhou12 and Qichuan Jiang12*

Author Affiliations

1 Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China

2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, No. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025, People's Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:515  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-515

Published: 31 August 2011

Abstract

With using the carbon nano-tube (CNT) of high chemical activity, nano-TiCx particles with different growth shapes were synthesized through the self-propagating high temperature in the 80 wt.% metal (Cu, Al, and Fe)-Ti-CNT systems. The growth shapes of the TiCx particles are mainly octahedron in the Cu- and Al-Ti-CNT systems, while mainly cube- and sphere-like in the Fe-Ti-CNT system.

Keywords:
self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS); carbon nanotubes; nano-TiCx particles