Preparation and characterization of 3-dimensionally ordered macroporous SiC
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- Wang, H., Li, X., Yu, Fc. et al. SCI CHINA SER E (2006) 49: 1. doi:10.1007/s11431-005-0022-1
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Three-dimensionally (3D) long range ordered macroporous SiC ceramics were prepared through infiltrating polymethylsilane (PMS) into the 3D ordered sacrificial silica template, pyrolysis and the template removal. It was found that the pore size (84–658 nm), BET surface area (299.44–584.64 m2/g) and micropore volume (0.25–0.64 cm3/g) of the achieved porous SiC can be tailored by utilizing different sizes silica sphere templates. There exist three kinds of pores in the porous ceramics: sphere inversed pores, windows and mesopores (2–5 nm). The sphere inversed pores were packed as hcp structure and three dimensionally penetrated through the windows, and the mesopores endowed the porous ceramics surprising high BET surface areas and micropore volumes.