Carbothermal Reduction of Silica

  • J. G. Lee
  • P. D. Miller
  • I. B. Cutler


Silicon carbide, silicon nitride or silicon monoxide may be produced by carbothermal reduction of silica depending on conditions. The mechanism for the reduction of silica involves a chain reaction, gas-solid scheme. Both silica and carbon surfaces are involved. An explanation for the role of iron as a catalyst is given.


Silicon Carbide Silicon Nitride Carbon Surface Graphite Particle Ferric Oxide 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Lee
    • 1
  • P. D. Miller
    • 1
  • I. B. Cutler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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