Nanotechnologies in Russia

, Volume 9, Issue 9–10, pp 518–532 | Cite as

Thermal stability of metal-silicon-carbon nanocomposites

  • M. Yu. PresniakovEmail author
  • A. I. Popov
  • D. S. Usol’tseva
  • M. L. Shupegin
  • A. L. Vasiliev


The effect of heat treatment on the structure and chemical and phase composition of tantalum-containing films with a silicon-carbon matrix has been studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), energy dispersive microanalysis, ultrasoft X-ray emission spectroscopy (USXES), and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). It was shown that the main cause of the heat treatment influence is the interaction of the material with oxygen. A model of the processes that occur and a method for improving the thermal stability of silicon-carbon nanocomposites are proposed.


High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Elec Tron Energy Loss Spectroscopy High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Image Elec Tron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Spectrum Carbon NANOCOMPOSITES 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yu. Presniakov
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • A. I. Popov
    • 1
  • D. S. Usol’tseva
    • 2
  • M. L. Shupegin
    • 1
  • A. L. Vasiliev
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Voronezh State UniversityVoronezhRussia
  3. 3.National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

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