Effect of Pyrolysis Temperature on the Structure and Conduction of Polymer-Derived SiC
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Am. Ceram. Soc.
AMORPHOUS-CARBON; SILICON OXYCARBIDES; CERAMICS; SPECTRA; FILMS; PIEZORESISTIVITY; SPECTROSCOPY; STRESS; SP(3); MEMS; Materials Science, Ceramics
We studied the electric conductivity and structure of polymer-derived carbon-rich amorphous SiC pyrolyzed at different temperatures. The conductivity of the material increased drastically with pyrolysis temperature followed an Arrhenius relationship with the activation energy of similar to 3.4 eV. Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis revealed that the order of free carbon phase increased with pyrolysis temperature, accompanied by sp(3)-> sp(2) transition. The activation energy for such a structure change was 3.1-3.8 eV, which is close to that for the conductivity change. We thus believe that the increase in the conductivity was mainly due to the increase in conductivity of the free carbon phase.
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
"Effect of Pyrolysis Temperature on the Structure and Conduction of Polymer-Derived SiC" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6246.