Self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of nano-TiCx particles with different shapes by using carbon nano-tube as C source
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
Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:515 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-515Published: 31 August 2011
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.