Simultaneous growth of Si3N4 nanobelts and tianodendrites by catalyst-assisted crystallization of amorphous SiCN
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Cryst. Growth
catalyst-assisted crystallization; nanobelts; nanodendrites; SILICON-NITRIDE; NANOWIRES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; PYROLYSIS; DENDRITES; PRECURSOR; CERAMICS; NANORODS; OXIDE; Crystallography; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Physics, Applied
Si3N4 nanobelts and nanodendrites were simultaneously synthesized via a novel catalyst-assisted crystallization of polymer-derived amorphous silicon carbonitride. The single crystal nanobelts, with a uniform cross-section of 20-30 nm in thickness and 100-300 nm in width, can grow up to a few millimeters in length. The nanodendrites consist of a plate-like stem and nanobelts branches of 10-20 nm thick and 50-150 nm wide. The branches that are up to 50 mu m in length grew only along the middle line of the stem with regular spacing. A growth for both nanobelts and nanodendrites is attributed to a solid-liquid-gas-solid process. (c) 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Journal of Crystal Growth
"Simultaneous growth of Si3N4 nanobelts and tianodendrites by catalyst-assisted crystallization of amorphous SiCN" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5804.