Carbothermal Reduction of Silica
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.
KeywordsSilicon Carbide Silicon Nitride Carbon Surface Graphite Particle Ferric Oxide
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